Cave Ridge Vineyard caters to customers and future generations
Country life isn’t just about tractors and cows. For many, living in the country means supporting a family, maintaining a close connection with the earth, and providing opportunities for future generations. At Cave Ridge Vineyard in Mount Jackson, Virginia, Randy Phillips has worked hard to build an operation that he hopes will one day support both his children and grandchildren.
Before the Phillips family found their 31-acre farm in 2000, Randy served as a forest firefighter, a cattle ranch manager, manager of North Carolina’s natural forests, and an advocate for legislative policy for the U.S. Forest services. In just 14 years, the family has developed a stable operation that relies on the hard work of family, employees and continued support of their loyal customers. While they practice sustainable farming methods to reduce their impact on the land, they also value producing quality product for their customers and are constantly developing plans for expanding the operation.
While it is unknown what Randy’s children and grandchildren will choose to do with the legacy he will leave to them, he knows that building the business to the best of his ability will provide support in the future in many different ways. To read more about Cave Ridge Vineyard, go to page 18 of our current issue of the Leader.