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How a former NFL pro opened a cellar with two of his teammates

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Tony Moll is a former Green Bay Packers player who opened a winery in Sonoma, Calif., Along with his former teammates, Daryn Colledge and Jason Spitzs. They called him Three Fat Guys. Lessons learned from football – like coordination, quick thinking and punches – helped the co-founders overcome the challenges. Here’s her story, told to freelance writer Molly O’Brien. Visit the Business Insider homepage for more stories.

I grew up in Sonoma, California, and played sports all year round as a kid. The wine industry has always been a growing fascination here, and a part of my family history. My great-grandparents on my mother’s side moved to Sonoma County from Lucca Province in Italy in the early 1900s, and on their ranch they were growing zinfandel for sale to local wineries – all the while doing a little for themselves.

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