Once upon a time—not so long ago—there was a pretty French chateau surrounded by vines next to a sleepy river. Even though it was not for sale at the time, Greg Ahn took one look and could see the potential. “The property was beautiful, but you couldn’t tell from the road,” he recalls. “It didn’t feel welcoming.” He envisioned turning it into a small-batch boutique winery and creating a vibrant cultural space and community hub on the estate. Three years later, he is well on the way to making that dream come true.
Ahn, founder and president of Folktale Winery & Vineyards in Carmel Valley, says it’s still a work in progress, fueled by people like hospitality vice president John Fitzgerald, who creates a welcoming vibe, and chef Todd Fisher, … Read More