Erin Nuccio (Haden Fig) has purchased Evesham Wood Winery. The purchase includes the winery, house, vineyard, and inventory.
Russ writes about the decision: “After 24 years of a mixture of euphoria and despair (only a little bit of the latter) – Mary & I had a golden opportunity to retire early, when we had the great fortune of meeting and working with Erin Nuccio and his wife, Jordan (Haden Fig Wines).”
At right, Russ and Mary in the cellar
“The end result is that we were blessed with the perfect candidates to continue the Evesham Wood Vineyard & Winery legacy (whatever it is?) Apart from our presence here, virtually nothing will change in the vineyard & cellar. Erin & my wine making & vine-tending philosophies are pretty much identical (i.e. organic).
Mary, Aidan, and I will remain in West Salem and will be consulting for the new owners for the next 2 years – and hopefully spending 1-2 months per year at a “maison de village” we purchased near Narbonne, France.
I guess this means I’ll have to change my profile pic (on facebook) – I’m entertaining any ideas for a new one…..maybe in a rocking chair w/ a glass of geritol (er, wine). It’s been a fun ride – thanks to all who helped us make it that way!
Russ commented to me this morning: “I’ll be helping Erin & Jordan out for the next 2 years (+?) but that will be the extent of my “wine making activity”….certainly won’t be giving up its consumption though! Hearing Erin say that “nothing will change at Evesham Wood” was music to my ears. Our philosophies on wine making and vyd. management are virtually identical.”
At right, the Nuccio family