|Ralph Pugliese Sr.|
The Brooklyn-born Pugliese released his first wines in 1986. His early products were made in the basement of his home after he initially planted just two acres of vines. Over the years, acreage and plantings vastly increased and Pugliese Vineyards became one of the iconic Long Island operations.
Three of Pugliese's offspring are involved in the family-owned operation. Peter is the winemaker, Lawrence oversees the vineyards and daughter Domenica Penny runs the tasting room. Ralph Jr., a professional photographer, has his works hanging in the tasting room.
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