Et Fille, which means “and daughter”, honors the hand-in-hand team of founders Howard Mozeico and daughter Jessica Mozeico. The two founded Et Fille Wines in 2003.
Howard fell in love with wine over dinner on his first wedding anniversary when he ordered a nice bottle of Burgundy to celebrate. It was a Pommard and started Howard on his path to Pinot.
Howard studied biology/chemistry, philosophy, mathematics, and computer science. He worked as a hot dog vendor at Yankee Stadium, a journeyman carpenter, a software engineer, a software manager, a co-owner of a tiny electronics company, and a winemaker. Howard was an early employee or founder at four startups. While doing this, Howard started growing grapes and making wine as a hobby in the garage as a diversion from the rigors of startup life. His passion was fueled and he started taking enology classes, winning amateur winemaking competitions, and helping local winemakers. Twenty years later, he founded Et Fille with his daughter.
Howard died unexpectedly in an accident in April 2017. While his death was tragic, he died doing something he loved- tending his property- in a place he loved.