If you have ever toured a vineyard, you were probably intrigued with the process that it takes to get to that glass of wine that you enjoyed at the end of tour. The quality of the wine is the reflection of its environment and the kind of nurturing that it received. There are many lessons that a vineyard can teach us – especially about leadership. We will use the vineyard as a lens to examine the essentials of authentic leadership, from understanding and working through situations you cannot control, to the importance of pruning and a deep root system. And as with any good metaphor you will discover how a “great a leader is like a fine wine”!