HUDSON — The pandemic has shut down a lot of businesses, and a lot of people have had to shift gears and try something new. This includes entrepreneur Julia Walderzak of the Decanted Wine Truck.
She started a fitness business over a decade ago, but it closed due to coronavirus. Fortunately, she had another idea.
“I wanted to do something mobile and my husband wanted me to stand still for a bit and I was like no, it’s not happening. And I had this crazy idea for a wine truck, and we can bring the party to people,” says Walderzak.
A few campers renovated later and business is booming. Pour a drink for the Decanted Wine Truck – and this experience is a huge hit. From micro-weddings to private events to a simple party with friends, when the decanted wine truck shows up, no one wants it to leave.
“A lot of the times when we’re leaving events, people come up and tearfully hug us and say, ‘We couldn’t do this, we couldn’t get together safely with our friends,’ or that we have moms chasing the wine truck saying, ‘No, don’t go, please stay!'”
Don’t be surprised if Julia and her group inspire another woman-owned family business.
“My six-year-old said to me, ‘Mom, I want to open a milk and cookie truck.’ And I was like, you know what? You can do it. She can do it, she’s six!” says Walderzak.