WASHINGTON CROSSING >> Crossing Vineyards and Winery was recently named one of the nation’s top 50 Irish-owned small businesses by the Irish Echo, the oldest Irish American newspaper in America, in association with the Irish Business Chamber and Network.
Winners named to this list are those with owners who have displayed entrepreneurial ‘can-do’ to make their enterprises stand out in its field. They also share a commitment to business excellence and a pride in their Irish heritage.
Crossing Vineyards and Winery was founded in 2000 and is owned by the Carroll family, Tom, Christine and Tom Jr. Christine, whose maiden name is O’Donnell, holds dual U.S./Irish citizenship based on her grandparents who immigrated to America in the early 1900s. In addition, Tom Sr. is third-generation Irish and Tom Jr. has applied for Irish citizenship and spent time attending Trinity College in Dublin. The Carrolls travel frequently to Ireland where they visit Christine’s relatives, who still live on the homestead on which her ancestors were born.
The winery will be honored on May 18 at the Irish Small Business 50 Awards at Philadelphia’s Union League.