While attending University of Rhode Island, I studied Entomology, Chemistry, and Microbiology. I took Food Science classes identifying different levels of alcohols within the local wines. I consulted for local vineyards on inspect pest management and to the chagrin of my mom, began planting grapevines everywhere. In 1999, I began commercially planting 8 acres of vines and over the past 14 years have learned a great deal about the Rhode Island terroir. Rhode Island has an ideal condition for growing certain varieties of grapes. In 2011, my wife and I purchased the historical Andrew Brown homestead in Chepachet, Rhode Island. We have been approved to develop and produce some great wines here in Rhode Island. So try Mulberry Vineyards. You'll enjoy.