Verismo Wines

100 Rapp Lane
Yountville, CA 94599

707-944-9463

Open: year Round

Verismo Wines is a family owned business owned by four brothers, Don, Nick, Frank and John D'Ambrosio. Before Verismo Wines was conceived the four brothers ran a traditional Italian restaurant called, "Frankie Johnnie and Luigi Too" located in Mountain View, California, and New York Style Sausage Company in Sunnyvale, CA. The D'Ambrosio brothers only mandate in all their ventures is, homemade fresh food and products, and lots of it. The combination of delicious recipes, hard work and dedication led to the D'Ambrosio brother's family success.

Each brother focused and specialized on a certain aspect of the family business. Don and Nick managed New York Style Sausage Company in Sunnyvale, while Frank and John ran the restaurant division. For 2 decades both businesses expanded and flourished.

In 1983 Frank and his wife Toni fell in love with the Napa valley. They bought a cute house on a small parcel from Doc Williams who was retiring and moving to the city. The small ranch came with a tractor, a thousand "pinot chardonnay" vines and a pair of Felco pruning shears. The Doc graciously showed Frank the ropes of vineyard management. That first year, John Thatcher from Cuvaison bought the eight tons of fruit, and an agriculture career was born...

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