12/21/11 8:01pm

SAMANTHA BRIX PHOTO | Laurel Lake Vineyards co-owner Juan SepĂșlveda behind the bar of the tasting room on Main Road in Laurel.

Juan SepĂșlveda traveled the world in search of the perfect place to own a vineyard.

The head of production at Gillmore Winery and Vineyards in San Javier, Chile, Mr. SepĂșlveda wanted to own a winery away from where he was born and raised.

He looked in the wine regions of France, California, Australia and Canada, but a serendipitous change in plans sent him to Long Island. (more…)