04/23/14 11:00am
(Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

(Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Kareem Massoud was just 10 years old in 1983 when his parents, Ursula and Charles Massoud, planted Paumanok’s first vines on what was once a potato farm in Aquebogue.

In those days, he and his brothers, Salim and Nabeel, were recruited by their mother and father to sucker, prune and otherwise tend those vines on weekends and holidays.

“We saw no reward in it,” Kareem says with a chuckle. “We couldn’t drink the wine!”  (more…)