Prospero Winery is located at 134 Marble Avenue, Pleasantville, NY 10570 in Westchester County. Over thirty years ago, a young man left his home in the Abruzzi Region of central Italy. Tony Prospero arrived in New York with a dream of starting a successful family business with his father, Guido, and brother, Pasquale.
History of the Winery
"Just as those of a grapevine that run deep and true, so does the history behind Prospero Winery. Generations of Prospero’s were born and raised in L’Aquila, a charming city set within the Abruzzi region of central Italy. In the rich soils of this rustic and plentiful land, the Prospero’s planted a small vineyard to enjoy with their family and friends as a hobby. Tony, the youngest of three, kept their traditions close to his heart after making the long journey from Italy to New York.
Tony and his wife, Silvana, opened a fruit stand in 1973 in the town of Pleasantville, NY. They began selling fruits, vegetables and California wine grapes. The grapes received enormous attention and were a big hit for Westchester County’s growing population of home winemakers. Ever the visionary, Tony decided to expand his line of products to meet the manufacturing demands of these self vintners. In the years to come, what was once a small fruit stand expanded by supplying home and commercial wine making equipment both here in the U.S. and abroad.
After more than 30 years of harvesting California wine grapes in Pleasantville, Tony and Silvana wanted to share their love of wine with everyone. In December of 1999, a winery and tasting room was opened on the original site of Prospero’s fruit and vegetable stand. Today, Prospero Winery welcomes visitors daily to come in and experience the presence of fine Italian tradition surrounding them. Every variety tastes of the passion that went into its making, and each has roots hinting to the cultural lineage leading back to the original small vineyard that was planted to share with family and friends in their small town of L’Aquila."
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