Michael Tiano

Owner Haw River Wine Man

Maker: Beverage Professional

Haw River Wine Man is based on providing authentic wines of value and integrity. Founded in 1995 by James Stock, I began working in 2001 when we grew our small company of just a few producers in southern Italy into a multi-state operation representing over 40 growers throughout all of Italy and beyond. I began my career in Chapel Hill after graduating from UNC-Chapel Hill. After ten years of working in the Triangle, I relocated to the mountains of Asheville in 2009. I am proud to be part of and a contributing member to the extraordinary food and wine scene here.


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