The five (5) principles of managing your finances are the same five (5) principles that can be used for establishing your vineyard. (These are well advertised principles – applying these principles to a Soil And Vineyard Evaluation will SAVE you money.)
PRINCIPLE #1 LAY THE FOUNDATION
SOIL FOUNDATIONS will be the key to this critical first step because SOILS are the FOUNDATION for a successful vineyard. SOIL FOUNDATIONS will assist you by identifying your soils, matching vine type root stock to soil type, determining your site constraints, and helping to lay out your overall site improvements.
PRINCIPLE #2 DETERMINE WHAT YOU WANT
Do you want a wine tasting facility on site? How large? Do you want a home or labor housing on site? Do you want fast growing, high production vines? Do you want high quality vs. high quantity?
PRINCIPLE #3 DEVELOP YOUR PLAN
Using the detailed soils information, landforms and aspect along with any site restraints Soil Foundations and other vineyard consultants will locate suggested vine blocks and building locations onto a site plan for your review. Review and refine the plan before establishing general tasks to develop your vineyard/ . Invest time here to achieve your goal – A SUCCESSFUL VINEYARD!
PRINCIPLE #4 TAKE ACTION ON YOUR PLAN
Start by breaking down the general tasks of your plan into sub-tasks with start dates and completion dates for each sub-task. Consider developing some vine blocks now, and adding others later. Think about the timing for vine development, wine production, and the facility opening. Don’t forget the important sub-tasks of advertising and marketing your product.
PRINCIPLE #5 STAY ENGAGED
This may be the most important principle of all! Stay engaged – Not just committed, but actively involved in each sub-task along the way. Get to know each of your vines on a first name basis. It is critical for us, as consultants, that you to know how your vines are behaving. Stay focused on the ultimate goal – A SUCCESSFUL VINEYARD WITH BALANCED WINES AND RETURNING CUSTOMERS!!
SOIL FOUNDATIONS WILL WORK TOGETHER WITH YOU ON THESE FIVE (5) PRINCIPLES SO
YOUR VINEYARD IS POSITIONED TO BE A SUCCESS!