Richard's passion for fine wine is as
Always one to pursue his passions, Richard
To help fulfill Richard's vision of creating North Carolina's signature winery, finding an expert winemaker was the next task. So Richard recruited the talents of Mark Friszolowski, a nationally acclaimed winemaker. Before coming to Childress Vineyards, Mark was with Pindar Vineyards, the largest premium winery on Long Island and was leading the way for successful winemaking on the East Coast. Having won hundreds of awards for his wines, Mark has a track record in the wine industry as impressive as Richard's record in the field of racing.
So, as the winemaker for Childress Vineyards, Mark Friszolowski is now setting out to do in North Carolina what he's already accomplished in New York State....establish the state as a region for signature winemaking.
That's our story for now. But just like our grapes, it's growing richer each day. So keep checking back for more.