Thursday, June 24, 2010

News Blast!! Les Howard will succeed Richard Olsen-Harbich at Raphael

Howard G. Goldberg of the New York Times reported on Twitter today that Leslie Howard of Pindar succeeds Richard Olsen-Harbich at Raphael.

According to Goldberg:

Raphael, a leading Long Island estate, has hired Leslie Howard, Pindar's winemaker since mid-2008, to succeed Richard Olsen-Harbich. Howard spent four years as Jamesport Vineyard winemaker. He has worked as a winemaking assistant at W├Âlffer, Bedell and Osprey's Dominion. Howard's winemaking education and experience have been entirely hands-on. He is a 1993 graduate of Mattituck High School. Howard, 35, is to join Raphael, a heavily bankrolled estate in Peconic on the North Fork, in late July.

Congrats to Leslie Howard, who this blog named as one of the top candidates to succeed Rich!