Tom Rosicki and his wife, Cynthia, established Sparkling Pointe, a vineyard on the North Fork of Long Island, in 2001. After witnessing the North Fork wine country’s impressive growth, they decided to partner with Steve Mudd, a leading vineyard developer, to purchase and prepare land in the area. When Mr. Mudd asked them what type of wine they would like to produce, Tom Rosicki looked back at the important role that champagne has played in their own relationship and decided to focus on sparkling wine. The team enlisted the help of a former employee of a leading French champagne maker, Gilles Martin, to make their dream a reality.
Since it began, Sparkling Pointe has met with a great deal of success. With the help of Mr. Martin, Tom Rosicki focuses on making Méthode Champenoise sparkling wines that have earned international attention. The vineyard’s Brut Seduction 2000 took first place at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition for sparkling wine. Tom Rosicki also earned honors with the vineyard’s samba style Beija Flor, which took first place on two different occasions at the Rio de Janeiro Carnaval competition.
Outside of his work with Sparkling Pointe, Tom Rosicki remains dedicated to giving back to his community. He is the past president of AHRC Nassau, an organization that provides vital services to individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities, as well as their families. Mr. Rosicki also contributes to the Hunter’s Hope Foundation, which supports efforts to cure and treat Krabbe disease. In addition, he serves as a member of the Board of Governors of Touro Law Center, where he earned his JD.