The Vineyards Aren't the Only Nice Scenery Budget Travel Tuesday, Apr 17, 2007, 12:00 AM (Illustration by Bonnie Dain) Budget Travel LLC, 2016


The Vineyards Aren't the Only Nice Scenery

(Illustration by Bonnie Dain)
(Illustration by Bonnie Dain)

1. Prince Fernando Borghese, 28, director of business development for an ad agency in Philadelphia; son of Prince Marco Borghese, owner of Castello di Borghese Vineyard & Winery, Cutchogue, N.Y. You might spot him: On frequent visits to the winery, he helps in the cellars and the bottling room. Most romantic gesture: Whisked a girlfriend off to Manhattan and surprised her with a candlelit dinner at the Rainbow Room.

2. Prince Giovanni Borghese, 21, a junior at Suffolk University in Boston; younger brother of Prince Fernando Borghese. You might spot him: On semester breaks from school, in the tasting room or pruning the vines. Ideal date: Anything active, like hiking, ice-skating, or rock climbing.

3. Steve Doerner, 51, winemaker, Cristom Vineyards, Salem, Ore. You might spot him: Topping barrels in the winery. Most romantic gesture: Surprised a girlfriend in California by flying in from Oregon and taking her to dinner on her birthday.

4. Christopher Lorch, 37, winemaker, Sugar Creek Winery & Vineyard, Defiance, Mo. You might spot him: Managing his family's winery and vineyards. Most romantic gesture: A bouquet of flowers for no reason.

5. Michael Cobb, 36, operations manager, Sunstone Winery, Santa Ynez, Calif. You might spot him: In the tasting room or picking grapes on his days off. Most romantic gesture: Surprised a girl with a gondola ride along the Naples Island canals in Long Beach, Calif.

6. Marcelo Freitas, 42, visitors center host, Quintessa, Rutherford, Ca. You might spot him: Giving tours of the winery and vineyards. Ideal date: A ride on his BMW 1150GS motorcycle, toward Santa Cruz or Big Sur, stopping at farmers markets along the way.

7. Drew Hauser, 28, sales and marketing director, Naked Mountain Vineyard & Winery, Markham, Va. You might spot him: In the tasting room or helping with the harvest. Ideal date: A picnic overlooking the Shenandoah Valley.

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