September 22, 2004
Had the chance to speak with Doug Fabbioli today, a Vineyard and Winery Consultant based in Leesburg, VA. Shannon and I actually met Doug last winter at Windham Winery when we visited there to ask about hosting our rehearsal dinner. I enjoyed exchanging emails and speaking with him on the phone - seems like a straight-shooter and has vast experience in this industry. He is currently the winemaker at Windham as well as Old House Vineyards. We're looking forward to having him come out to the property to learn more about our plans. Today we spoke about varietal selection and his experience with different nurseries that provide vines. I am continuing my evaluations of several and we will be making some final decisions in the days ahead, then placing the orders!
Posted by Stephen at September 22, 2004 12:54 PM
That's exciting! How long has Doug been in the game? It's so great to hear that he and folks like Breaux aren't taking a competitive stance, but more of a welcoming one.
Posted by: Brian at September 28, 2004 8:40 AM