Long Island mourns loss of winery owners
Cutchogue, N.Y.—About two weeks after Ann Marie Borghese, 55, died of cancer, her husband Marco Borghese, 70, died June 30 in a car accident. The Borgheses were the owners of Castello di Borghese Vineyard & Winery in Cutchogue, N.Y. The couple settled in Long Island after purchasing one of the region’s first vineyards in 1999. In a statement released by the Long Island Wine Country group, executive director Steven L. Bent said Marco Borghese was instrumental as leader of the Long Island Wine Council during a period of change for the group, and that Ann Marie was “vivacious and intelligent” and equally indispensable to the region.