For nearly five decades, the Prospero family has established a rich tradition in winemaking. Eventually settling in the Mid-Hudson region, the family decided to open a winery where locals and visitors alike could have access to some of the finest wine. From the beginning, the Prospero family has always believed that the best wine comes from the best grapes. That’s why the Pleasantville winery sources exceptionally grown grapes from the Gold Coast.

By combining high-quality California grapes with the family’s heritage as winemaking pioneers, Prospero has become renowned for vineyard designate wines, varietals and blends, as well as a rich, rewarding, and authentic winery experience.

Meet the Family

With a family heritage deeply rooted in fine winemaking, the Prospero family works together in the winery and tasting room to make expressive wines for everyday and special occasions alike. The history of the Prospero family is a shared legacy — visit the winery to be a part of the family’s traditions.

Equiptment Company poses for photos on December 7, 2021 in Plesantville, NY. (photo by Kenneth Gabrielsen)

Meet the Winemaker: Alfredo Veronesi

Alfredo has more than 15 years of experience in wine production and has mainly worked in various regions of Tuscany including Chianti Classico, Montepulciano, and Maremma. Alfredo is a strong believer that good wine starts with good grapes. 

Alfredo is Tuscan-born and spent his childhood helping his father and grandfather tend the vineyards, harvest, press, and bottle. He knew from a very young age that his passion was the earth and wanted to express that passion by becoming a viticulturist. He graduated with a degree in Agronomic Sciences from the University of Pisa and went on to research plant density in historic Sangiovese vineyards in Chianti.

Currently at Prospero Winery, he oversees all aspects of winemaking and cellar activities. Bulk and bottled wine production average of 25,000 gallons per year. He is responsible for bottling service to external wineries averaging 10,000 cases per year. He also oversees the management of home winemaking services and onsite consulting. Good wine starts with a good winemaker.