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Juan Micieli-Martinez

Riverhead Town Council

Juan Miceli-Martinez is a life-long, East End resident, who owns a home in Downtown Riverhead. His parents were hard-working; Mom a union factory worker at Trutech and Dad, a postal worker both in Riverhead.

Juan attended SUNY Binghamton earning a Bachelor of Science degree with a double major in Biology and Psychology. During senior year, he developed a love and interest in wine. This curiosity would be the seed that would start his twenty-year craft beverage journey.

Juan’s longest time in the Wine Industry was with Martha Clara Vineyards. He was the General Manager and winemaker from 2010-18. He now works with Premium Wine Group in Mattituck, consults, and started his own wine brand, Montauk Daisy, with his wife, Bridget.

During his tenure on the East End he has served as:

Board Member of the Long Island Farm Bureau

Member of the Long Island Wine Council

President of the LI Merlot Alliance

President of Harvest East End

Member of the East End Tourism Alliance

Member of the Downtown Revitalization Committee

Member of the Production Team for the AFTEE and FOLD music festivals

His main priorities are:

Preservation of our rural character and agricultural heritage

Accountability and responsible spending of tax dollars

Strategic and sustainable revitalization of Downtown

Advocating for clean waters and environment now and for future generations

Working for the entire community