Costa Gavaris - On Becoming a Winemaker
On this episode we dive into the career transformation of winemaker Costa Gavaris. Costa is co-owner and winemaker at Rigour & Whimsy Wines and happily resides with his family in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia. Until a few years ago, Costa was firmly ensconced in a career in health care - health data collection to be precise. Unhappy, he made the difficult choice to follow his passion. That passion turned out to be wine. So he and his wife Jody bought a piece of land and started growing grapes. Their wines are now distributed across the country. He gives credit in the ability to make the move toward following his passion, in part, to being part of a men's group (ManTalks and Connor Beaton) and ultimately, being surrounded by a supportive group of men, who nudged him forward.