On Friday, November 11, the Entrepreneurship Club, in association with the Graduate Business Wine Club, organized a trip to the Westbend Vineyards. The purpose of the trip was to give the students an insight into a family run business. It was a delight for both wine lovers and for our aspiring entrepreneurs.
Located in Lewisville, N.C., the vineyard was first planted in 1972 by Jack Kroustalis against the advice of some agricultural authorities. The thriving vineyard is a result of Jack’s determination. His story was an inspiration for us.
Around 40 people from both clubs were able to attend the event. The owner and the manager gave us a tour of the vineyard, explaining every step of the process of making wine, from handpicking the fruit to packaging. After the tour, we chatted over wine as the sun set.
Overall, it was a very elegant experience and an inspiring trip!