Dave Stone is the Owner of Stone Road Vineyard, based in Elizabeth, West Virginia – Wirt County! Stone Road Vineyard represents the union of quality grapes with traditional, natural venting techniques. Stone Road Vineyard offers a history-honored touch to their varietals and blended red and white wines. I invited Dave on the show today to talk about his company and share his story, and to give our audience some valuable insight into his business in West Virginia.

 

 

 

 

 

SHOW NOTES:

  • 2:15 Dave take a minute, fill in some gaps from that brief intro and give us a little behind the curtain look into your company.
  • 3:17 How did you get started in this line of work?
  • 4:10 How many acres is your farm?
  • 5:10 What is your 30 second elevator pitch for Stone Road Vineyard?
  • 5:50 What is the thing you’re most excited about for your organization?
  • 7:50 Talk about your wine.
  • 9:09 Which of your products sell really well?
  • 9:52 What is the geographic market you serve?
  • 12:35 What would you say is the best thing about being in business in West Virginia?
  • 14:19 Dave, what is your worst business moment?
  • 17:06 In one sentence – tell us the one take-away from that experience.
  • 17:32 Positively West Virginia Commercial Break
  • 18:04 What’s the vision for your company – long term?20:05 How do you attract new customers?
  • 21:03 What’s one of the biggest challenges you face?
  • 21:41 What is one piece of advice you would give to young business owners and entrepreneurs in West Virginia?
  • 22:44 What do you do every day that you think contributes to your success?
  • 23:33 What traits make a good leader?
  • 24:26 What traits make a good follower?
  • 26:00 How do you work with the state department of agriculture?
  • 27:34 What’s one resource you use in your business that you can’t live without?
  • 28:36 What is one book you would recommend for aspiring entrepreneurs?

From Demon to Darling

The Road Ahead

  • 30:24 Can folks come visit your vineyards?
  • 31:04 How can our listeners learn more about your company and contact you?

stoneroadvineyard.com

https://www.facebook.com/Stone-Road-Vineyard-134021206764612/