Meet Jacques – the Vintner


29 Questions for Jacques – Vintners is someone who makes and sells Wine.

What is your idea of perfect happiness? Coffee and my wife’s homemade rusks early morning before the madness starts What is your greatest fear? Load shedding and not being able to make coffee first thing in the morning Which living person do you most admire? My wife, Christa, she’s a superhero What is the trait you most deplore in yourself? Procrastination What is the trait you most deplore in others? Procrastination What is your greatest extravagance? Mountain biking What is your favorite journey? Wherever my mountain bike takes me What do you consider the most overrated virtue? Patience, being patient comes at the cost of pushing yourself On what occasion do you lie? To my wife, when spending money on cycling equipment and wine What do dislike most about your appearance? My thinning hair

Which living person do you despise?I don’t, everyone has a place here and makes this place more colorful What is your greatest regret?Not learning to play an instrument, yet What or who is the greatest love of your life?My wife, Christa When and where are you happiest? Tucking the kids in at night Which talent would you most like to have?Being able to play the guitar What is your current state of mind?Bemused If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? I’m stubborn and don’t always speak my mind, would love to learn how to balance that with carrying my heart on my sleeve What do you consider your greatest achievement?Raising two boys

If you die and come back as a person or thing, and could choose what to come back as, what would it be? A Grenache vine in the Chateau Rayas vineyard, Chateauneuf du Pape What is your most treasured possession? My wife, Christa and sons, Laun and Ben What do you regard as your lowest depth of misery? Had a slight health scare in 2013 What is your favorite occupation? Is this a trick question? What is your most marked characteristic? Punctuality What do you most value in friends? Acceptance Who is your hero’s in life? I’m a big fan of The Foo Fighters, Quintin Tarentino, Samuel L. Jackson, Jean-Paul Jamet, Jan Froden. What are your favorite names? Being called Dad (That’s my name now) What is it you most dislike? Incompetence How would you like to die? Overlooking the Rhone Valley drinking a glass of Rayas 1978 What is your motto? Climb mountains not so the world can see you, but so you can see the world”