For Steve, wine started out as a curiosity and is becoming an obsession to make the absolute best wines.
His obsession stems from the fact that he has a hand in everything at the winery. As he puts it, “working here is the perfect mix of brawn and brains for me. Doing total acidities in the lab one day and scrubbing a tank the next.”
Steve lives in Rowley with his wife, Shannon, children, Noah and Riley, and dogs, Bailey and Jameson.
Marcia has been with Mill River Winery prior to opening our doors to the public. She helped with the renovation of historic cider mill focusing on it’s interior design, bringing in an industrial casual sleek aesthetic while still maintaining it’s historic roots. She is now the winery’s retail buyer and merchandiser and is also involved with tasting room events.
Marcia lives in Manchester by-the-Sea where she enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter.
Al was the first employee at Mill River Winery. Since Day 1, he has done everything from breaking apart concrete with a pickaxe to helping clearing out the vineyard. His main interest is learning about viticulture management.
Outside of the winery, Al is a freestyle skier and member of Reds in the North Shore Rugby League.
Charlotte is the newest member of the team. She is a student at Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School. She’ll be assisting with the special events and bookkeeping.
She is an accomplished Tenor Saxophonist.
Chris started at Mill River Winery in spring 2012. A previous career in sales and non-profit fundraising lead him to his current role as Director of Sales & Marketing at the winery. In his role, Chris will focus on promoting the winery, social media and charity requests. Please email Chris at firstname.lastname@example.org with all charity requests.
Justine Fronzaglia is a senior at Endicott College studying Hospitality Management with a concentration in Events Management. She joined the Mill River family in October 2012 with enthusiasm for wine since her semester abroad in Florence, Italy. She works in the tasting room as well as an assistant event coordinator with Donna for all of the in-house events. She is from Lakeville, Massachusetts and hopes to move to Boston after graduation.
Micah is currently finishing his bachelor’s degree in hospitality management at Endicott College, where he also works as an Assistant Teacher/Assistant Restaurant Manager.
He loves to travel and experience new cultures, as is evidenced by his previous hotel studies in Spain and work experience in Portugal, Colorado, Pennsylvania, and Maine.
Micah utilizes his recent Level One Sommelier Certification from the Court of Master Sommeliers every day at the winery. From educating new wine drinkers in the Wine Tasting 101 class he developed to providing critical insight on wines before their release, Micah is eager to share the knowledge and passion he has for wine.
In addition to wine and hospitality, Micah is an avid snowboarder who enjoys hiking and attending concerts.
Mychal brings a passion for biology and wine to the team at Mill River Winery. Having worked with plants his entire life, he will assist in maintaining the vineyard as well as helping with the wine making process.
After graduating from UMass Lowell with a degree in graphic design, he worked for various design companies. In 2012, he returned to his passion of biology and worked for a winery in the Yarra Valley of Australia.