Why They Matter
As we hinted at in the lead-in, any business that can survive more than a century deserves a tip-of-the-cap. But to survive that long when your product relies on the weather as well as local, regional and international stability? Well, something special must be going on.
That said, plenty of historical wineries enjoy success because of their past reputation, not necessarily of their present-day accomplishments. To stay ahead of the game and preserve that reputation is yet another mean feat.