Dave McNeely grew up in Chester County Pennsylvania. He graduated from Amherst College, Amherst MA, with a B.A in Political Science in 2000.
In 1992 Dave helped his family plant 15 acres of Vinifera vines on their Chester county farm. This is where his interest for wine was born. He quickly learned the basics of viticulture and winemaking. Since 1992 his family has expanded their vineyard interests to other parts of Chester County.
At Amherst college Dave had the privilege of playing on the squash team for four years. Upon graduating he played professionally throughout Europe, Asia and South America.
After hanging up his squash racquet in 2002 Dave became a sales representative in New York City for a formidable wine wholesaler representing wines from all corners of the world. A couple of years later he found himself managing a small portfolio of Italian wines for a Pennsylvania based import company. Four years later following some success and valuable marketing experience he wanted to venture out on his own. Dave currently serves as president of HeyDay Corporation and oversees National sales and wine projects in Italy and Argentina.