Al Carpenter (Aldo)
As a young boy growing up in a Traditional American family with a German ,Irish father and an Italian (Calabrese) Mother I always had a passion for European Culture ,The history, foods and especially the Wines.
While spending many summers with Nanny my Italian Grandmother, My aunt Nancy and uncle Frank and of course Uncle Rocco, I watched the process in which they made their wine and was amazed by it all.
Then later in my life I was introduced to the
Portuguese culture by my beautiful Wife Isabel.
I realized my passion for Wine was what I Remembered most about growing up. This is a chance to learn and fulfill a life long dream of becoming a Master Wine Maker, and being able to partner with Jorge and see his passion for his culture will make this a dream come true.
We invite you to come share our dream and make it yours
first generation immigrant .Born in Portugal, raised in France until I was 6 years old. My parents and I came to the US in 1971, where we settled in Yonkers NY.
I grew up watching my father and uncles doing their ritual winemaking every Fall. Every year, when I visited Portugal I looked forward to helping with the harvest of the grapes on our families vineyards.
Reflecting back on memories of family gatherings, which would always end up with an unofficial wine contest! is what now fuels our passion for the agricultural lifestyle and the art of winemaking.
That is what makes me excited to be taking part in this venture with my cousin and winemaker AL Carpenter.