Published: Monday, September 25, 2017
Growth of Devonian Coast group of companies is a point of pride for Sparkes but, he has high standards and some days the politics and paperwork of it all test his spirit — but never his commitment.
“You have to be prepared to put your stake in the ground and say, ‘I’m here for the long haul and I’m prepared to wait for five or six years without any return on this,’” Sparkes said.
“Our business model, apart from (our boutique vineyards) Gaspereau and Mercator, we are about volume growth. Our sights are on much bigger expansion plans than today. We have yet to see what we’re capable of doing.”