A good businesswoman is someone who knows about what they are trying to sell. For Leah Van Dale, she was someone who doesn’t consider herself a wine snob but knows that wine can taste good and doesn’t need to be expensive, otherwise known as “bougie on a budget.”
As a woman in a male-dominated world, both in WWE and now in business, how do you find success without having to deal with men bringing you down?
I try not to let anyone bring me down. I know how hard I work and what I bring to the table. As a young girl, my mom always instilled in me the importance of never relying on a man for anything. I always keep that in the back of my mind in everything I do. If there’s something I want or need, I can do it myself.
Being a successful businesswoman, what can you say to women who want to start a business, and need confidence?
Fake it till you make it! There are so many times I wanted to quit or give up and sometimes it does feel like the easier option. You need to remind yourself why you started and you owe it to yourself to see it through. When you’re passionate about something it shows and it will translate to your customers.
Relaunching your brand as an expansion could mean having higher prices for good quality wine, what makes you want to keep your wine list more affordable?
For me, it’s always been about creating a high-quality wine at an affordable price. I don’t like spending a ton of money on wine and I’m the furthest thing from a wine snob. I want a wine that tastes amazing but won’t break the bank and that doesn’t change with the new varietal. It’s important for me to stay true to my initial values and the original foundation Capa Cagna was built on.
Can you describe the taste of the new Rose, and what you think would pair well with it?
Capa Cagna Rosé is fruit-forward and displays hints of stone fruit, melon, green apple, lemon and vanilla. It has a medium body texture with a delicate mouthfeel. It is an “easy-drinking” Rose that appeals to most palettes and is great served chilled on warm summer days. But…to be completely honest I like to drink it with my pizza!
What made you want to start a wine company back in 2019, and where do you see the company going/ expanding from here?
I created the brand because I love to drink wine and I want to spread the message of self-love. It’s as simple as that. I wanted to be involved in something I was passionate about. In addition to my love for wine, I’m a huge advocate for self-acceptance and self-love. This is more than just a wine brand, it’s a community. I want my customers to embrace their inner Capa Cagna and exude confidence. You don’t need to drink my wine to be part of the community, you just need to be willing to love yourself and encourage others to do so as well.
Article published by HOLR Magazine