Renting my own row of vines – the fun of owning a vineyard without the movie star budget

I have always dreamed of owning my own vineyard and launching my own wine label. The only thing that has stopped me is not having the money, the land, not knowing anything about wine production, or any desire to deal with the trauma of bad weather and poor harvests… Therefore I was very excited to discover Shiraz Republic’s Rent-A-Row scheme: All the fun of owning a vineyard without the hard work.

Things I had no eyed deer about before I started my winemaking journey:

I would have a wine cellar in the middle of my hotel room

I would be serenaded whilst stomping my grapes

Stomping grapes feels like squashing thousands of caterpillars (not that I’ve ever done that)

I’d be giving a lot of thought to designing my wine label and creating a name