Owner & Winemaker
Dr. Teixeira graduated from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry in 1987. Having spent most of his childhood in the Azores, Portugal, and later in California he caught the grape bug. This condition was exacerbated when he moved to Rhode Island and met his patient, now retired partner, Manuel Morais. They visited many vineyards and wineries and decided to grow Vitis Vinifera grapes and produce premium wines in Southeastern New England.
In 1975, Mr. Morais was one of the first in New England to start a vineyard. He invented vineyard pruning style for cool viticultural regions called “tall grafts”. Manny retired from Running Brook in the winter of 2015.