Aspire Magazine Issue 2 - Page 46

REL ISH < OEONOPHILE A TASTE FOR TERROIR AN OUTDOORSY INTERLUDE CHANGED HELEN KEPLINGER’S LIFE. Disillusioned with her career in medical research, she stumbled on a book that would show her an alternative path: Philippe de Rothschild’s autobiography, Milady Vine. “It was like a light bulb going off,” Helen says now of the playboy who opted to take over his family’s vineyard in Bordeaux. “His family wanted him to go into banking, but he wasn’t interested. All he did, which was so incredible—it was fueled by passion, by what he really loved.” 44 ISSUE TWO | ASPIRE Napa wine star Helen Keplinger turns a passion into purpose. BY MARK ELLWOOD