The sharing economy has spread to the vineyard
FIRST there was crowd-funding. Next came Airbnb, followed closely by Uber. Now it seems the sharing economy has moved to the vineyard. Well at least on Brian Spencer’s 65ha Toolleen property it has, in the form of his Shiraz Republic’s rent-a-vine concept. Just like Airbnb has done with accommodation or Uber has with transport, Brian’s 10ha vineyard is allowing wannabe viticulturists and winemakers to experience a side of agriculture out of reach to the unlanded gentry.