I am a remarkably lucky man. Through the creation of BOYANCI I am able to pursue my love of fine wine and help those most in need. It took some doing to get here.
I have worked in the alcohol beverage industry all of my adult life. Though it was fun to sell Johnny Walker, Guinness and Makers Mark, these brands didn’t engage my imagination the way fine wine does. However, my past experiences put me in a position to oversee a company that sold and marketed some of the finest wines of the world. What a great education.
Gaja from Italy, Chapoutier from the Rhone Valley, Bollinger from Champagne and Rochioli from the Russian River Valley: these wines and their owners inspired me to dive headlong into a life of wine. I’ve travelled the world visiting these wineries, tasting with world renown wine makers and learning more than I ever imagined. The more I tasted and asked questions, the more I was inspired and uplifted by the power of fine wine and that passion eventually led me to create BOYANCI.
Through happenstance, I was introduced to Coprodeli, a charitable organization headed by Padre Miguel Ranera who works to uplift the lives of the poorest Peruvian children by providing access to food, clothing, housing and work skills. The opportunity to help fund this organization and the time have spent in Peru working directly with Coprodeli has been as exhilarating as my wine experiences. It’s no coincidence that I’ve combined these two loves, wine and volunteer work, at BOYANCI where we make outstanding wines and give generously.
BOYANCI is the product of the passions and loves not only of myself, but also of wife Roma and friend Kevin Boyer. Roma runs the day to day business. So far, so good. I am indeed a lucky man.