Wednesday, November 16, 2011

A Humbling Experience

Happy Bitch Wines had their first outing this past weekend.  We attended the Pride of New York Harvest Festival in Saratoga Springs, NY.  We went with no expectations whatsoever.  What we found was an overwhelming amount of good wishes.

Genuine good wishes coming from not only the people attending this festival but from other wineries as well, mostly from the Finger Lakes region.  Having been involved in the local Hudson Valley wine industry prior to launching Happy Bitch Wines I only found support and well wishes from a few local wineries.  The advice and support we received from the wineries in the Finger Lakes, Lake Erie region and from some distributors this weekend was really heartwarming.   Thank you to all of you!

There was one that stood out from the crowd.  One winery who brought tears to Keryl and myself for their well wishes - Gene & Kathy from White Springs Winery.  Gene came over to us a few times and chatted and wished us the best of luck.  Then he came over and said "I want to give this to you girls.  It is tough to start a business, especially today.  I know you girls will be successful.  I give this to entrepreneurs I come across that I know will be  a success."  Ron and Kathy, Thank You, you especially warmed our hearts.

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