Presented in reverse chronology, this history stretches from the present back to the Fellowship's 1970 founding, and beyond.
(See "Blog Archive" in the sidebar below.) It draws from many sources, including The Fellowship of Friends - Living Presence Discussion, the Internet Archive, the former Fellowship of Friends wiki project, cult education and awareness sites, news archives, and from the editor's own 13-year experience in the Fellowship.

The portrait that emerges stands in stark contrast to sanitized versions presented on the Fellowship's array of
alluring websites, and on derivative sites created by Burton's now-estranged
disciple, Asaf Braverman.

Wednesday, February 28, 1996

Creative marketing

"It was never RVW’s business plan to make a profit." - Greg Holman, President, Renaissance Vineyard and Winery

The Fellowship is known throughout the wine industry for its attempts to barter. Wine is offered in trade for virtually anything that is needed. Most summarily dismiss such proposals as ill-conceived, if not downright illegal.

The St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco features Renaissance wines, but they are being sold on consignment, a violation of Federal and state law!

Perhaps what Holman meant to say is that RVW never intended to show a profit.

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