Live to Grow

By Stella Reneke

Michael Waltuch has lived a long life full of study, exploration, and innovation.

His newest project, in partnership with a pair of long-time friends, is the planting of a vineyard on Catawba Farms, where they already have a winery, a brewery, a historic inn, and a wide variety of friendly animals, big and small.

Despite the inevitable challenges of this endeavor, Michael embraces the process and relishes in trying his hand at something new. He humbly views himself as a steward of the land and values the opportunity to connect deeply with the earth and all of its living creatures.

He looks forward to providing a place where people can come, celebrate, drink a glass of thoughtfully crafted wine, and be at peace.