About the Founders

Eric J. Costa is the Founder and President of Legendary Wine Company. Eric was born and raised in the state of New Hampshire, later moving to California’s San Francisco Bay Area, where he had the pleasure of frequenting the nearby Napa and Sonoma valley wineries, growing his interest in, and learning more about, fine wine. Eventually, he returned to New Hampshire, where he now makes his home.

Eric has had a diverse career, reflecting his philosophy that he wanted to do things with his life that would give him “good stories to tell.”  Prior to founding Legendary Wine Company, Eric worked in several high technology companies. He has been the project manager of a successful NASA astrophysics research satellite, the general manager of a machine tool manufacturing company, and the CFO of a small engineering company, where he raised over $16 million in venture capital financing. Eric has a bachelor's degree from MIT and a master's degree from Stanford. He currently serves on the board of directors of the MIT Club of NH (MIT's official alumni organization).

Eric has traveled around the world and has visited many countries over the years. In his travels, he has experienced the great joy of discovering new wines. Legendary Wine Company hopes to bring that joy of discovering wines to all our friends and customers.

Terri Lynn Costa is the Vice President of Marketing. Terri was born in Bar Harbor, Maine, where she developed her great appreciation for lobster and other dishes prepared from the freshest of ingredients. Terri provides direction and support to Legendary Wine Company in her spare time, while continuing to pursue her teaching career full-time.

Terri is a middle school science teacher, a vocation she has pursued since graduating from Wheelock College, Boston, Massachusetts. Terri is well-known for her lively personality and sense of humor. This joie-de-vivre enlivens her classroom, inspires her students, and helps ensure that wine tastings, wine dinners and other events she attends are enjoyed by all!