Q&A with Rich Secchiaroli of Tera Mia
By Matt Browne
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!
Q&A with Rich Secchiaroli from Terra Mia
Where are you from originally if not from Paso Robles? 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
When did you move to Paso wine country? Full time in Paso since 2012
What brought you to the area? A random invitation to attend a “Wine Festival” in 2005
How long have you owned Terra Mia? 6 years
What did you do before moving to Paso and running Terra Mia? A Network Marketing Company called ACN
What is your vision of Terra Mia? A magical representation of Paso Robles beauty that we can share with folks from outside the area.
What is the property used for? We grow grapes, olives, and hold weddings.
What have been some of your favorite events at Terra Mia? Fundraising events, especially the Fryers Club roasts.
What do you love most about this area? Community…food, wine, and fellowship. Along with a strong resemblance of Tuscany.
What is your least favorite thing about this area? Lack of dining and other infrastructure ie. Drycleaners, carwash, etc.
Do you have some favorite spots to hang out in Paso Robles (restaurants, wineries, etc.)? 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.