By Lenn Thompson, Executive Editor
From the Suffolk Times:
"Charles H. Flatt of Mattituck died June 26 at the age of 65.
He was born April 8, 1946, in Montclair, N.J., to Raymond and Lillian (Ruvo) Flatt and was a graduate of Lehigh University. He married Melissa Cannady on May 5, 2004, in Mattituck.
Prior to his retirement, he had been a winemaker at McCall Vineyards in Cutchogue.
Mr. Flatt is survived by his wife; his children, Jennifer Fleischer and Adam, both of Pennsylvania; his brother, Raymond; and three grandchildren."
I never met Mr. Flatt, but I heard his name often and know that he was a highly respected veteran in the local wine community and that he worked for many vineyards and wineries over the years, including Pellegrini Vineyards, Gristina Vineyards, Peconic Bay Winery, Osprey's Dominion and most recently, McCall Vineyards among others
There is a memorial being held tomorrow night from 7-9 p.m. at Martha Clara Vineyards to celebrate his life. You can get the details on the event's Facebook page.