11/22/11 8:08pm
Sound Avenue, Riverhead

SAMANTHA BRIX PHOTO | Roanoke Vineyards owner Richard Pisacano with his wife, Soraya, behind the bar of the vineyard’s main tasting room.

Richard Pisacano started working at Mudd Vineyards, a vineyard development and consulting firm in Southold, in the late 1970’s when he was a high school student.

He learned how to graft grapevines and started his own vineyard on Herricks Lane in Jamesport a few years later. Planting Chardonnay and Merlot grapes, he called the land Richard’s Vineyard. (more…)