08.19.2014 Business Herodotus ‘Dr. Dan’ Damianos, Pindar Vineyards founder, dies at 82 By Vera Chinese Share on Facebook Facebook Created with Sketch. Share on Twitter Twitter Created with Sketch. Share via email Mail Created with Sketch. Pindar Vineyards proprietor “Dr. Dan” Damianos (in purple sweater) hosts a barrel tasting and behind-the-scenes tour for Pindar Wine Club members. (Credit: Courtesy photo) Herodotus Damianos, a medical doctor, North Fork wine pioneer and the founder of Pindar Vineyards, Long Island’s biggest wine producer, died Monday, according to a family spokesman. He was 82. Read more about his life on northforker.com.