Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in food and beverage but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Kristie Tacey, Owner of Tessier Winery, located in Healdsburg, CA, USA.

What's your business, and who are your customers?

I'm a natural wine producer; my customers are natural wine lovers!

Tell us about yourself

Since I was young, I have wanted a passionate career and found that in wine. I started my career as a research scientist and, after ten years, switched to the wine industry. After three years of working with an urban winery, I started my own brand. 2023 will be my 15th harvest! Tessier wine is distributed in a growing amount of states with a large presence in Los Angeles and SF Bay Area.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

That I am still in business after the pandemic! Tessier is continuing to grow little by little.

What's one of the hardest things that comes with being a business owner?

Financial stressors while trying to grow and staying in business.

What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?

Be flexible; organic growth takes time, and love what you do!

Where can people find you and your business?


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