C.J. Hunt owns Hunt’s Hillside Vineyards, LCC in Lawton, where he grows 38 acres of eight different varieties of wine grapes. He contracts his grapes to St Julian Winery in Paw Paw. He and his wife Hilary are raising three children – Payton, Sadie, and Clyde. Together they enjoy sledding, enjoying winter in a greenhouse, and going out to eat.

C.J. talks about:

  • How wind machines work to keep off the frost
  • His plans for growing more grapes this year
  • His career path that led to being an owner
  • The labor problems facing his industry
  • How the polar vortex affected wine grapes

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