Raphael Announces New Winemaker Anthony Nappa

Raphael Vineyards has announced hiring a new winemaker Anthony Nappa.

Anthony studied botany at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst and completed a degree in ‘Fruit and Vegetable Agriculture’ from the Stockbridge School of Agriculture.

He received formal training in winemaking from Lincoln University in Christchurch in New Zealand. He has also worked as a winemaker in Southern Italy, California, and Massachusetts. With his extensive experience both abroad and in the states, the Raphael family is excited to have Anthony’s unique take on Long Island winemaking.

“Long Island has a unique maritime climate and good soils for producing distinctive wines. I make wines with minimal additives and manipulation, unadulterated and straightforward to allow the wines to shine their best on their own. I’m very happy to have joined the Raphael family and looking forward to what we will create together,” Anthony said in a press release.

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