Locus Wines co-founder and winemaker Rich Burton is the winemaker for the month in the June 2016 issue of Wine Business Monthly (the leading magazine for winemakers and grape growers). The page features a picture of Rich as well as a candid summary of what he thinks of the magazine, the winemaking process, the state of the market and how he actually got into the business.You can read the article in print or online (online version becomes available with a delay).
Written in the classic Rich Burton way, it is easy to read through the piece and see/feel the modesty and the passion wrapped in a bit of humor. Here is a taste of what the article reads like: “I have many more years under my belt as a wine drinker than as a winemaker. I was introduced to Washington wine working in the restaurant business when I was getting my Finance degree at the University of Washington in Seattle. After 15 years in the tech industry, I decided my passion for wine should expand from drinking what I like to making what I like and sharing it with others. I got my winemaking certificate through Washington State University (this now makes me both a UW Husky and a WSU Cougar, cue the internal turmoil). I love how it’s going so far and will do this until the day I die.”
Cheers Rich and congratulations.