I’ve had loads of different titles but I’m most excited about this one. In October I’m adding Grandma to my resume.
We are on a 28 year pattern. Huge congrats to my daughter @toryhalpin and @bradenhalpin !
One of the stops we made in France in #aixlesbains had a lasting impression on me. @xavierjacquelinevigneron re-started his family’s winery 30 years ago, with a cellar that dates from the Belle Époque era, about 100 years ago. His two daughters went away to university to earn degrees in wine making and to become a sommelier and then got jobs in Toronto (working for Remy Martin) and South America. They both came back to this small French town about 3 years ago to help run the business and now at 31 and 28, alongside their Dad, they take care of over 6,000 vines. By hand. With horses plowing field and hand cutting the vines. They are the only full time employees running everything from events to social media, after a day in the fields with their seasonal employees. They bottle 25 to 30,000 bottles per year We tried their white their red and their sparkling. All fantastic. And they love working together. Cheers to Mathilda , Justine and Xavier Jacqueline.