Vineyard management companies' virtues

Oregon's Results team, a vineyard management company

The other side of the argument re VMCs. Above, the Results team at a go-kart team-building exercise (see below).

Last August, I wrote an article on the history of vineyard management companies and the division of viticulture and winemaking. In November, I followed up with a case for taking farming in-house (estate farming). I did not write more than cursorily on the benefits of vineyard management companies.

The truth is that it’s taken me six months and multiple conversations to grasp the true appeal of vineyard management companies for wine producers. It may seem silly but the idealist in me...