Brigid Carroll, a native of upstate New York (and proponent of Finger Lakes wine), moved to the New England seacoast in 1994. While majoring in horticulture at the University of New Hampshire, she found that her existing passion for wine could be channeled into viticulture, and the focus of her academic and personal studies was born.
After a brief tenure in California’s Santa Cruz wine region she returned to the east coast to fill an intern position at a vineyard in New Hampshire, where her opportunity to learn all aspects of the wine industry would be accelerated . For four years, Brigid served as the vineyard manager, winemaker’s assistant, delivery and salesperson, and tasting room attendant – a job she continues to enjoy on occasion – at Jewell Towne Vineyards.
Brigid holds a graduate certificate in publishing and communications from Harvard University and has earned the Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Certificate through the Elizabeth Bishop Wine Resource Center at Boston University.
Brigid’s written work has appeared in several publications, including Horticulture magazine, Fit Low Carb magazine, Home Turf magazine, and the Manchester Monthly (VT). She also serves as the senior editor of Inquiry, an online research journal published by the University of New Hampshire.
More than anything, Brigid loves to travel to and experience different wine regions. In addition to the appellations of New York and New England, she has spent time in Northern and Southern California, and is eager to visit the Central Valley. But her most memorable experience was a month-long visit to New Zealand, where the Pinot Noir from Central Otago captivated her.