A SPECIAL THANK YOU
For the people without whom none of this would be possible…
Claudia & my two Queens – For the daily support, encouragement and motivation.
My parents – For bringing me up in a small village in the north of Portugal where I first smelled “the juice” and for “letting me go” at such a young age.
Octavio Pereira, Celestina Pereira & my entire American family – For trusting me and for bringing me to this incredible country. I would not be where I am today without them. Literally and figuratively.
Jose & Luciana Paxita – The best parents-in-law a guy can have.
Manny Morais & Pedro Teixeira – For being crazy enough to hand over their winery to a stranger like me. Not like they had much of a choice :-) but still… crazy.
Eric Fry – My mentor who has an answer for every winemaking problem I’ve ever come up with.
Edson Pereira – My cousin and wingman in this project.
The Rogartys – For making my store front look so darn good.
Keri & John Cox – For the phenomenal work in putting on paper the image I had in my mind. I’m feel very lucky to have mediumstudio as my design/image company. www.mediumstudio.com
Patricia McRitchie – For helping me navigate the legal and complicated process of opening a winery in America. www.mcritchiewine.com
Genevieve Llerena – For showing me the raw numbers and encouraging me to go for it. http://wineryconsulting.wordpress.com
Co-workers – I’ve worked with many intelligent, hard-working, and friendly people. You know who you are. Thank you for teaching me and above all for making each day go by as fast as possible… :-)
The many close family and friends who have helped me in many ways…