I have known Rich as an acquaintance for a few years now and have had the luxury of going to Terra Mia for a couple of the Fryers Roasts, which are so much fun. Terra Mia is an amazingly stunning property right in the heart of wine country. Let’s get to know Rich a little better. Cheers!
Matt: Where are you from originally if not from Paso Robles?
Rich: Born and raised in Buffalo, NY. till 19 yrs old, then lived in Las Vegas for 20 years, then Laguna Beach 12 years… Now, Paso
Full time in Paso since 2012
Matt: What brought you to the area?
Rich: A random invitation to attend a “Wine Festival” in 2005
Matt: How long have you owned Terra Mia?
Rich: 6 years
Matt: What did you do before moving to Paso and running Terra Mia?
Rich: A Network Marketing Company called ACN
Matt: What is your vision of Terra Mia?
Matt: What is the property used for?
Rich: We grow grapes, olives, and hold weddings.
Matt: What have been some of your favorite events at Terra Mia?
Rich: Fundraising events, especially the Fryers Club roasts.
Matt: What do you love most about this area?
Rich: Community…food, wine, and fellowship. Along with a strong resemblance of Tuscany.
Rich: Lack of dining and other infrastructure ie. Drycleaners, carwash, etc.
Matt: Do you have some favorite spots to hang out in Paso Robles (restaurants, wineries, etc.)?
Rich: Best spots to hang are friends homes…very few warm, hospitable spots that create an environment to hang out. Some of our summer concerts at wineries like Castoro create a nice relaxing afternoon. I do feel it’s slowly coming around though. Very nice option to drive to one of our neighboring beach towns or SLO to a better selection of hangouts and dining.