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Jesse Bongiovi is a man on a mission. From his gut-check days as a walk-on player for the Notre Dame football team, Jesse’s no-nonsense focus on hard work and dedication are a far cry from what we expected. After all, we knew we were sitting down with a guy who can also be described as “Bon Jovi’s son.” (Yes, that Bon Jovi.)
However, we at Dune Road Lifestyle know what it’s like to be judged by who your parents are, which is why our conversation focused less on the rock star dad and more on the business star son.
Jesse Bongiovi co-founded the rosé brand Hampton Water with his college roommate in 2018. In the short number of years since, the brand has seen a meteoric rise in awareness and prestige, earning a 90-point rating from Wine Spectator among a number of other awards. And while it’s easy to assume that the brand owes its success to the backing of one of America’s most beloved celebrities, the truth is an entirely different story.
On this episode of The Out East Vibes Podcast, you’ll hear stories of long days on the road, visiting customers from the east coast to west and everywhere in between. There’s lessons in bootstrap marketing, creative design, hilarious anecdotes, and, of course, a discussion of Jesse’s fave Hamptons spots.
And, of course, here’s where you can find more Jesse Bongiovi…