Googled: William H. Russell ’88, cold-weather winemaker

Published: September 2005

When Bill Russell graduated from Boston College in 1988 with a degree in philosophy, his plans included a return to the Reuters news bureau in Bangkok, where he had worked for a semester. But what was supposed to be a short time stint in the family business turned into a career and passion. Today, Russell, his brother Robert, and his parents run Massachusetts’ Westport Rivers Winery, which is the largest producer of European-style wines in the Northeast. Russell also helped found Buzzards Bay Brewing, which brews old-world-style beers and ales.

This feature was posted on Tuesday, September 13, 2005 and is filed under Alumni.
Producer/Writer: Hallie Sammartino