Running Brook Vineyard and Winery was founded in 1998 by Pedro Teixeira and Manuel Morais out of a vision to produce top quality wines that will make New Englanders proud and satisfy their palates.
Owner and 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 partner, Manuel Morais. They visited many vineyards and wineries and decided to grow Vitis Vinifera grapes and produce premium wines in Southeastern New England.
Mr. Morais was born and raised in the Azores, Portugal. One of his fondest memories as a child was going with his father to the vineyard. By the age of thirteen he began grafting for his father and soon the older viticulturists in town began to notice his talent for grafting. Before long, he was grafting for the whole town. 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”.
Kaisa Holloway Cripps
Winery Manager & Assistant Winemaker
Kaisa is also known as "Terry's wife". She volunteered in the winery working with her husband Terry since 2013. She now oversees the tasting room operations and assist with winery and vineyard management. Kaisa is "apprenticing" with Pedro as assistant winemaker for Running Brook. She has loved wine since visiting France as a teenager. She has a MBA from UMass and has years of experience in newspapers, sustainability and communications
Terry joined the RB crew in 2013. He used to oversee the tasting room operations and still assists with winery and vineyard management. He caught the wine bug while stationed in the US Air Force near Napa California. He now pitches in to help when not serving as the Fairhaven Animal Control Officer.
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We kindly request reservations for groups of 10 or more.
335 Old Fall River Road
North Dartmouth Massachusetts 02747