Why Tony Kosicek went from grape farming to opening a winery: Reinvention

Why Tony Kosicek went from grape farming to opening a winery: Reinvention

About six years ago, Tony Kosicek was all smiles when he got an offer to sell his grape farm in Harpersfield to someone who wanted to turn the land into a winery. Farming is hard work, especially when you’re working another job part-time.

Dreams of doing something totally different were short lived though, when the third generation grape farmer met with his accountant. With some deals, income you receive from the sale is often subject to taxes with even higher rates than capital gains. He turned down the deal and kept growing concord grapes and selling cars on the side.

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