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Founded in 2009, Votto Vines is a dynamic family-operated business headquartered in Connecticut focusing on the importation, marketing, and distribution of fine wines produced by leading vineyards around the world as well as development of innovative private label and proprietary brands.
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The Idea and Humble Beginnings
A Trip to Italy …
… where Michael Votto (President, CEO, and Co-Founder) and his wife were traveling while visiting family and friends led them to a small winery in Tuscany. It was there that Mike asked the winemaker (Alberto) where we could find his wine in the USA and he said “they couldn’t”. That was the “aha” moment. Mike came home, told his brother, brother-in-law, and cousins and the Votto Vines vision was born.
The Votto Family had been working on the concept for more than two years and then everything finally came together. Initially, the wine importing business was merely a family passion project, with each of the founders keeping their day jobs.
By 2021, Votto Vines sold several million bottles of wine from nearly one hundred wineries, evolving from humble beginnings to becoming one of the top privately owned wine importers in the US in less than 15 years.
Check Out These Incredible Votto Vines Selections
Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG NV
This Dry Sparkling wine is made from our best grapes. It is light straw yellow colored and it has a light froth and a fine and persistent perlage. Its flower and fruit notes recall the golden apple, the banana and the wisteria.
Castelgreve Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG
This wine, mostly Sangiovese grape, greets the eye with a very intense ruby red color. It opens with a complex and elegant bouquet, with nuance of mature fruits and vanilla. Soft on the palate, well balanced with persistent aftertaste. Aged in big oak casks for 18 months.
Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC
Intense ruby red in color. On the nose it has intense aromas with notes of black cherry, plum and violet. On the palate it shows notes of black cherry and plum as well.
Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG
Ruby red with violet hues; aged in Slavonic oak barrels for 24 months; nose is full and persistent with notes of red berry and hints of brushwood; flavor is harmonious, full-bodied and intense with a pleasing, tannic finish; pair with roasted red meats and game.
Coteaux d’Aix en Provence Rosé AOP
On the nose, there are red fruits like raspberries and strawberries come out with more exotic fruits like guava in the background. In the mouth the palate is fresh and clean, emphasizing ripe strawberries and perfectly balanced acidity.
“Spritzatto Aperitivo Originale” is an aperitivo prepared with sparkling wine, Italian spirits and aromas, and sparkling water. Deep ruby orange in color. On the nose it has scents of citrus fruits and herbs with tropical notes. On the palate it is both sweet & bitter, with fresh taste and notes of orange and grapefruit. Ideal as an aperitif. Pour over ice. Screw cap.
Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
This full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon has great fruit flavors and smooth structured tannins. Aromas of black cherry, cassis, plum, slight blueberry, vanilla, oak and chocolate. A fruit forward wine with lush flavors, nice balance and a long silky finish.
New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc
Awaken your senses with this crisp and refreshing New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. The palate is powerful and fruity with notes of citrus, grapefruit, tomato leaves, and lime. Refreshing acidity and excellent mid palate weight.
Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
Deep and bright ruby red color. On the nose there are notes of berries, dried flowers and forest floor nuances with hints of balsamic. On the palate it is rich and decisive, enveloping with a slight tannic texture, harmony and long persistence.
Moscato d’Asti DOCG
Sweet, fragrant, lightly sparkling wine with flavors of peach and apricot. A hint of honey on a light body with a delicate finish.
Napa Valley Red Wine
It is often said that wine can tell a story. Hidden Vines Bin 0849 speaks to power and beauty that the vines of Napa Valley are famous for producing. The wine is aged in American oak for 18 months and blended to create balance and complexity. Offering rich aromas of black cherry and vanilla, followed by black fruit on the palate with a firm tannic structure. BIN 0849 is a full-bodied wine with a generous character.
Appassimento “Passione Reale” IGT
Grapes are harvested late, after slight drying on the vine. Colour is deep ruby red with purple glints verging on garnet. Aroma is intense with a full, fragrant and spicy bouquet. Taste is balanced, full – bodied, enwrapping, with slight sweet notes.
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America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies
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Best Entrepreneurial Companies
America’s Most Promising Companies
Wine Star Awards – Importer of the Year
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