Do I Buy A Vineyard, or Not?
Being part of a world famous choir means that you wind up travelling as part of your “job”. Now initially when we started our choral group we had no idea how quickly
it would grow or how quickly word from our fans would spread around the world. We only ever expected to be an American institution at best so we were just blown away
when we started receiving invitations from all over the world and we were especially pleased when we received an invitation to perform in Paris.
For some strange reason Americans have an affinity for Paris and for Parisians in general so our group was ecstatic to learn about our invitation to perform in Paris.
Practicing due diligence the adults of the group had to research the trip well in advance because, as we all know, travelling with a group of young kids and teenagers
can be a nightmare at times – even if they’re as well disciplined as our guys are. And it was during my general France-based research that I came across vineyards for sale in France of all things.
This surprised me because I always kinda assumed that a vineyard was a family business and it was inherited rather than bought. Then I needed to remind myself that it
wasn’t the 1700′s any more and that even then people most likely sold on their vineyards for money especially if they had no heirs to inherit them. It was still
amazing to see how complex the buying process is and that, without proper consultation, you could pretty easily wind up spending millions on a vineyard that wasn’t
worth it or that came with other unexpected complications you were never made aware of. What became clear is that you’d need help from an English speaking vineyard
expert who also knew the locale you intended buying in exceptionally well.