Entrepreneur Spotlight: Washington’s Mark McNeilly of Mark Ryan Winery

Entrepreneur Spotlight: Washington’s Mark McNeilly of Mark Ryan Winery

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Entrepreneur Spotlight: Washington’s Mark McNeilly of Mary Ryan Winery

by L.M. Archer, Foodable Contributor

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Mark McNeilly | Credit: Portalis Winery

For anyone about to start their own business, winery owner Mark McNeilly’s unconventional success story may sound more like a cautionary tale than an entrepreneurial blueprint.

McNeilly’s interest in wine making sparked during a fluke flip through a Wine Spectator issue on Napa Valley. Thinking “maybe I can do that, “ he opted out of college at Western University, landed a wine distributor job with Unique Wine Company, and spent five years covering territories in Snohomish and eastern King County, all the while wrestling with a nagging desire to make his own wine…READ MORE.

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