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Thursday, September 05, 2013

Bill Weir '68 Retires from Law to Find Second Career in the Vineyard

During his years of law practice, Bill made wine in his garage with friends. The Pinot File, Sept. 5, 2013
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Bill Weir of Weir Vineyards in the Yorkshire Highlands

During his years of law practice, Bill made wine in his garage with friends, an activity that led to some marital discord since he had cases of wine scattered all over the house.

His wife, Suki, told him, “Your wine is mediocre at best, so stop it.” Bill, who was looking for a long term exit strategy from the practice of law, offered her a compromise. In 1987, he had acquired a 160-acre property in the Yorkville Highlands appellation near Anderson Valley, formerly part of a 5,000-acre sheep ranch. He asked Bix if he could grow grapes there if he agreed to stop making wine. She was receptive, based on two conditions: He had to attend formal viticulture school and he had to look at winegrowing as a business.

Bill retired in 2007 and now spends nearly half his time at Weir Vineyard in the Yorkville Highlands.

Read more of his story here

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