About Mr. Kong
Sze Kong, President and Founder
KNIGHT OF WINERY EXCELLENCE
Sir Gary Sze Kong, J.D. is a very successful self-made real estate mogul and philanthropist who has dedicated the majority of his life in creating a better future for various individuals and organizations around the globe including himself. He was born in Fujian, China, but attended school in Hong Kong until the age of 16, when he ultimately immigrated to the United States on his own.
Sir Gary Kong was given a visa to go to Guatemala. This is where he decided he was not going back to poverty in China. Sir Gary Kong, at the time, had to make a decision, move forward to America and push through alone, or turn back. That’s when he swam through the waters to get to Mexico. Once getting through Mexico, he found passage to America. Once he arrived in the States, he took a job as a dishwasher at the young age of only 16. Soon after his first year of being homeless, alone and poor, He decided that this is not how he wanted to live for the rest of his life. Sir Gary started saving his money and bought his first property at 18. Sir, Gary Kong knowing hard work and purposeful devotion were always among his greatest internal strengths as he determinedly integrated himself into a totally different environment. Starting from the New York University Stern School of Business, he went on to graduate with a Bachelor of Laws, Master of Laws, and ultimately a Juris Doctor from the Law School of Southwest International University.
Sir Gary Sze Kong has inspirationally paved his way to success by working hard and diligent as a determined, yet humble, purposefully compassionate Chinese immigrant who did all this who didn’t speak any English when coming into America with no real skill set and no money or family to help him. His strong appreciation for living in the Land of Opportunity prevented him from ever taking anything or anyone for granted. He believes that anybody who works hard in the United States can achieve great things. “The American Dream” for Gary, is not just a saying but what he STANDS by, and LIVES by. Becoming an American Citizen and business man was really truly a dream come true.
Sir Gary Kong is not only successful but is a very giving man. He has employed hundreds of people since he has been in the United States, with similar backgrounds, someone who “needed a break” “people who work hard” who are “loyal and trustworthy”. This is his way of giving back to all communities. He really enjoys giving back to the community that was so good to him. Today Sir Gary Kong sits on many different boards, including Sino American Brooklyn New York Archway Association. He belongs to the Empire Club at the prestigious members only “The Harvard Club in New York City”. Even though he continues to develop and re-invent himself, he will always stay humble and remember where he came from.
Sir Gary Kong also remembers his own country by supporting The First Lady of Mongolia and Vajra Dharma King of Peace with their foundation. His way of giving back is by helping the women of Mongolia with equal rights by donating money, travel expenses and bringing fourth other business leaders to support their foundation called “The Vajra Dharma King Peace foundation”
In 2013, Gary wanted to become one of the first Chinese Immigrants to be a founder and president of his own Vineyard in the United States. His interest in being recognized as one of the first to do so is what motivated him to call his signature Cabernet wine, “The 1 Wine,” which earned a score of 92 points on a review by James Sucking. Just a few years later, Sir Gary launched a brand of unique flavored beers called, “Classic New York Beer.” One of his most popular flavors, “Spicy,” actually tastes like a spicy margarita. The beers are made of all natural and fresh ingredients, including garlic, hot peppers, and ginger. The brand is made up of many flavors, such as “Creamy,” “Bock,” “Ice,” “Blueberry,” and “Apple.” He ultimately opened up a wholesale business where he would sell his wine, beer, and other spirits in Freeport, Long Island and Inwood, Suffolk County.
Sir Gary Kong, came to this country as a poor immigrant with no skills, just the understanding, and belief in himself and this country! Today Sir Gary will continue to push the envelope to become recognized as an immigrant with dream who became a American Citizen for believing in The American Dream!
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the journey of The 1 Wine
Since Sir Gary Kong started The 1 Wine it has been served in some of the most prestigious events including, a multiple congressional affairs, even sponsoring events for our President “Donald Trump’s” Since 2017 The 1 Wine has also served as the exclusive wine for “State Banquets” in Beijing China and received an award for having produced an outstanding wine.
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