Jacqui Perrine

Jacqui Perrine has been working in the food and beverage/entertainment business for three decades. Her family roots are in Ohio farm country. After striking out on her own at age 18 Jacqui moved to Woodstock, NY where she began working in restaurants and clubs doing everything from waiting tables to bartending and managing. In addition, she learned how to plant and maintain organic gardens.

Ms Perrine arrived in NYC in 1979 where she landed at the club that was the home to Jazz Fusion music, Seventh Avenue South. She eventually ran and booked the club while contracting bands for such notable artists as Eric Gale, Jeffery Osborne, Denise Williams, Jaco Pastorius and Bernie Worrell. Soon after, she returned to the restaurant business where she became the General Manager of Tortilla Flats.

With the partners from Tortilla Flats, Ms Perrine helped open and became partner of the the wildly successful Southern restaurant, The Gulf Coast. With her partners she then opened the Southwestern themed Cowgirl Hall of Fame, which has been in business for over 15 years. In 1992, Ms Perrine realized a dream when she opened her most successful restaurant, the Grange Hall. This labor of love paid homage to her family's heartland roots, with a seasonal menu and emphasis on organic meats and vegetables. This was the first farm-to-table restaurant in NYC which featured an all-American wine list, where she poured many cases of Channing Daughters wines. When the Grange Hall closed in 2004, Jacqui had already met now husband Larry Perrine, who had lured her to the East End of Long Island and Channing Daughters where she now works and lives. At the winery you can find Jacqui in the tasting room, or keeping the books, both jobs a natural segue from her restaurant operation days.