07/01/14 1:44pm
Ann Marie and Marco Borghese at the Hamptons Wine & Food Festival in 2010. (Credit: Long Island Wine Press, file)

Ann Marie and Marco Borghese at the Hamptons Wine & Food Festival in 2010. (Credit: Long Island Wine Press, file)

The following is the Long Island Wine Council’s statement on the passing of Marco and Ann Marie Borghese, printed in its entireity.

The Long Island wine region is profoundly saddened by the passing of two of our very dear colleagues over the past week. Just days after hearing that Ann Marie Borghese quietly lost her courageous battle with cancer, we learned of the sudden loss of her husband, Marco Borghese, in a tragic car accident.  (more…)

01/24/12 7:43pm

SAMANTHA BRIX PHOTO | Marco and Ann Marie Borghese, owners of Castello di Borghese, in their Cutchogue tasting room.

Marco and Ann Marie Borghese visited the North Fork for the first time for a wine tasting on Thanksgiving of 1998.

The longtime wine lovers — Mr. Borghese’s relatives owned a vineyard in Florence for generations and Ms. Borghese studied French wine in Paris — at once fell in love with Long Island’s land of grapevines.

“We came here to taste — not to shop for a vineyard,” Mr. Borghese said. (more…)

11/20/11 8:10pm

SAMANTHA BRIX PHOTO | Marco Borghese, winemaker and owner of Castello di Borghese Vineyard and Winery, leads a group of people on a tour of his barrel room, where his wines ferment in oak barrels from France.

Marco Borghese, winemaker and owner of Castello di Borghese in Cutchogue, led about a dozen people on a tour of his on-site production facility followed by a wine tasting on Saturday afternoon.

Mr. Borghese and his wife, Ann Marie Borghese, started the tour, called the “Winemaker’s Walk,” about about 9 years ago to attract tourists to the vineyard on the weekends. (more…)