A Napa entrepreneur and immigrant is continuing to make strides. His winery in Napa is celebrating more than two decades in the business.
Rolando Herrera talked to KRON 4 about his journey to success.
Rolando learned about working the land as a child in Mexico. His family moved to northern California when Rolando was a child.
Years later his family moved back to Mexico. As a teenager, Rolando returned to the Napa Valley with his brothers and worked his way through high school.
Over the next 15 years, Rolando worked at wineries, learning more about the business and reinvigorating his love for agriculture.
In 1997 Rolando and his wife Lorena opened Mi Sueño (My Dream) winery in Napa. Two years later his wine was being served at the White House.
Rolando says growing grapes is similar to parenting. He says “You have to be consistently present with your children to know what is going on in their lives.”
Mi Sueño produces 8-10 thousand cases of wine per year, ranging from a Pinot Noir, Syrah, Tempranillo, Chardonnay, two Cabernets and a red blend.
Rolando and Lorena are truly living their dream: Mi Sueño.
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