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What Curse Of Oak Island's Alex Lagina Really Does For A Living

To some, the thought of committing one's entire life to solving a centuries-old mystery about lost treasure seems like a dream come true. Indeed, that's essentially the premise that History's "The Curse of Oak Island" promotes, featuring a host of people who have dedicated themselves to uncovering the hidden treasure said to rest on the titular island. The reality series is, in essence, a real-life look at the legendary treasure hunts we've seen in films like "Indiana Jones" and "National Treasure," performed in a much more realistic way.

Becoming a real-life treasure hunter is an unconventional career path, to say the least, and as such, it should come as no surprise that plenty of the series' cast members have other business ventures outside of the show. The best example is series lead Marty Lagina, who actually owns and operates his own clean energy company, Heritage Sustainable, outside of his work on the series (via History). Marty isn't the only Lagina with interests outside of the Oak Island treasure hunt, though — his son, Alex, also runs a business that is completely separate from the series.

Alex works as the general manager of Marty's winery

Although Alex Lagina appears frequently in "The Curse of Oak Island" (scouring the island alongside his father and uncle), it seems as though the search for the Oak Island treasure is more of a hobby for him than a career. Alex's primary job involves operating the Lagina family winery: Mari Vineyards.

Mari Vineyards was first established in the early 2000s by Marty Lagina as an homage to his Italian grandmother, who also serves as the winery's namesake. Alex Lagina currently serves as the general manager of Mari Vineyards, working alongside his father to continue the winery's tradition of crafting experimental wines that recall the family's Italian heritage. It seems like Alex's commitment to the business has certainly paid off since Mari Vineyards currently holds a 4.8/5 rating on Facebook, based on a staggering 665 reviews by customers.

Despite his frequent appearances on "The Curse of Oak Island," it's clear that Alex's priority is his job at Mari Vineyards, and it will be interesting to see how he balances those two interests if the series continues for a 10th season.