Charlie has been making wine since the early 70s. He retired in 2010 and decided to open a vineyard for two reasons, one because he loves making wine and talking about them and two his father, Andre, always wanted to be a farmer.
However, since coming to America from Italy in the 50s with a family to support Andrea was unable to pursue that dream. Instead Andrea became a carpenter but always had the most beautiful gardens. Unfortunately Andrea passed away in 1997 before he was able to fulfill his dream. Although he cannot be at the vineyard with Charlie, Charlie has decided to dedicate the vineyard to his father.