Winemaker Leslie Howard has spent his entire winemaking career on the North Fork. Les graduated from Mattituck High School, and a summer job as a cellar hand at Pindar Vineyards changednlife.
He became an assistant winemaker at Osprey's Dominion, Wolffer Estate Vineyards, and Bedell Cellars. In 2005 Les became the head winemaker at Jamesport Vineyards, and then made his way back to Pindar.
Now, Les is the head winemaker at Raphael.