Most of us know the story of the business leader who works tirelessly to build his company into an empire, sells it for an astronomical figure and swiftly retires to “spend more time with family.” Donald Triggs, co-founder of the popular Jackson-Triggs wine label, did things a little differently. He kept working, and that actually allowed him to be around his family more.
When Triggs sold Vincor, at one time Canada’s largest wine company, in 2006, he immediately retired from the company, but he still wanted to work. Yet he also wanted to spend more time with his wife and daughter. So he did the only thing he could do: start a new wine company with his wife Elaine and daughter Sara. They all thought it was a great idea.