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.
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”. Manny retired from Running Brook in winter 2015.
Tasting Room Manager
Terry joined the RB crew in 2013. He is the "personality" and oversees management of the tasting room and assists with winery and vineyard management. He caught the wine bug while stationed in the US Air Force near Napa California.
Kaisa Holloway Cripps
Assistant Winemaker & Distiller
Kaisa is also known as "Terry's wife". She has worked in the winery with her husband Terry since 2013. She curently assists assist with winery and vineyard management as well as winemaking and distilling. She has loved wine since visiting France as a teenager. She has a MBA from UMass and has years of experience in management, sustainability and communications. She created and trademarked Mass Cranshine, one of the first RB Distillery labels. She is also the Executive Director of Massachusetts Agriculture in the Classroom and is pursuing a doctorate in management from the University of Maryland University College.
RB Winery Staff
On a visit to our winery year round you may run into any number of our staff members including Andy, Amanda, Ian, Matt, Steve, Beth, Nina or Jake.
Contact us with questions or to book an event.
We kindly request reservations for groups of 10 or more.
335 Old Fall River Road
North Dartmouth Massachusetts 02747