Making wine starts with planting vines. Good wine requires good grapes, and good grapes are produced on good soil.
Winemaker’s skill is important in making good wine, but the biggest impact on its quality is grape-producing region. France is famous for its finest wines because of its natural conditions—vineyard location, soil, rainfall, and sunshine.
The set of all environmental factors are called terroir which is derived from terre, meaning land. The land that is good for producing wine grape is a slope near the river and a rough and barren soil with many small stones. When the ground is dry, the vine grows stronger with roots deep in the ground, looking for various nutrients from different layers of soil.
When you go through hard times as if you are walking on a stony path, remember that great wine is made from grapes grown on a rough ground.