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New England Winemaker seeks gold in the Sierra Foothills of California


Date: 06/24/13

New Hampshire's Vitone Family Wines launches crowd funding campaign, with internationally renowned winemaker Marco Cappelli to release Verde Sole wines in New England.

Due to strong consumer demand, Vitone Family Wines is expanding their Verde Sole brand to include three new wines, and offering their wines for distribution to all of New England, and other select states. "We want our friends and family personally involved with the development of our company, and we think the crowd funding platform is an ideal way to tell our story" said Christian Vitone, founder and CEO.

A New Hampshire resident and California winemaker, Vitone has taken a different course than most wine makers, both in the way he produces his wines, and the way he plans on including his followers in their distribution. Vitone is utilizing the crowd funding site Indiegogo to launch his campaign. Crowd funding is the use of small amounts of capital from a large number of individuals to finance a new business or project.

Operating in the way of the French style negociant or wine merchant, Vitone teams with friend and Sierra Foothills winemaker Marco Cappelli (formerly Swanson Vineyards) to craft their own unique blends, and then market those wines under Vitone Family Wines Verde Sole label.

"Marco is a gifted craftsman, who has been making wine for 30 years," said Vitone, "and while the two couldn't live further apart, they share some common goals. "As Italian American's, we both enjoy wine as part of everyday life. We both think of wine as the perfect complement to food, and an important part of a great meal. Our mission is to continue producing high quality, uniquely blended, and reasonably priced family style wines…It's a great partnership."

For Vitone, growing up in an Italian American household meant big family gatherings, with homemade food and wine. At an early age, he started making wine with his maternal Grandfather, a WW1 Italian soldier. Back then, they bought Zinfandel grapes from California, and had them shipped across the country via train to Hartford, Connecticut. "Papa's winery was located in his earthen floor cellar; it was cool, damp, and dark…perfect for wine! Whenever we were making wine, there was this wonderful aromatic combination of oak barrels, fermenting grape juice, and pungent earth. It was a memory I'll never forget, and I was hooked!"

About Vitone Family Wines

Founded in 2010 Vitone Family Wines owns the Verde Sole brand. Their wines are available at the NH state liquor and wine outlets, and other select NH restaurants, and are distributed in New Hampshire by Vinilandia. They are actively looking for distribution partners in other states.

Contact Vitone Family Wines at www.vitonefamilywines.com.

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