Owner, operator, and viticulturist extraordinaire of Overmountain Vineyards. Overmountain Vineyards is a boutique winery that sits on a 70 acre family owned farm in Tryon, North Carolina. OMV grows 17 acres of french vinifera focusing primarily on Petit Manseng, an elegant aromatic white originally from southwest France as well as red varietals Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Frank and his wife, Lita, bought the land that is now Overmountain Vineyards in 1990. Frank and the family began planting Cabernet Sauvignon in 2000 and over the next four years planted four other varieties. In 2007, Frank enrolled in the Viticulture and Enology program at Surry Community College, and studied there for two years. Frank also had the privilege of working under Lee Griffin, the owner and winemaker of Rockhouse Vineyards, a true trailblazer in the North Carolina wine industry. In 2010, Frank and Lita opened Overmountain Vineyards to the public for wine tastings. Visit the Overmountain Vineyard website.