Burl Mostul – Villa Catalana Vineyard, Founder – Rare Plants Research, Founder

Burl modeled his winery, Villa Catalana after an old Spanish Monastery in Catalonia. Before that, he created Rare Plants Research, a mail-order nursery for unique plants from around the world. He also has very practical insights for people thinking about finding and following their passion. I loved our conversation, I hope you will too. Also, you can buy Burl’s book about the creation of Villa Catalana at his winery on Saturdays from 1-4 pm. Just call ahead to make sure they are open, and schedule your visit. 

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Thanks again, Burl! You can find more about Villa Catalana on Facebook under Villa Catalana, and on villacatalanacellars.com.

If you liked our conversation, or even if you didn’t, be sure to leave a rating and a review on apple podcasts, so that others can discover Why Try. If you’re new to Why Try, please hit subscribe so that you can keep hearing new conversations like this one. For more of Why Try, check out nicholaspihl.com and Why Try the Podcast, on Facebook. And check out the show notes, where I have links to Burl’s book recommendations, his vineyard, as well as Why Try. Burl actually made his own book chronicling the creation of Villa Catalana, with lots of pictures. You can buy it Saturdays at the winery from 1-4 pm. 

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Music for this podcast is by Cambrian Explosion, whose lyrics turn wine into gold. Careful while you drink it! You can find them on cepdx.bandcamp.com or on Apple itunes or Spotify. Thanks for listening

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