Meet our founder, sommelier turned wine entrepreneur Jordan Salcito, a 5-time James Beard Award semi-finalist and the former Wine & Beverage Director for David Chang’s Momofuku restaurants, where her wine list at Ko was named “Most Creative in the World” by World of Fine Wine magazine in 2016. Before that, she worked as a sommelier and manager at Eleven Madison Park and as a prep cook at DANIEL. Fun fact: Jordan passed the Master Sommelier “Blind Tasting” exam on her first try!
Jordan has harvest experience at some of the world’s best wineries, including Domaines Dujac, Mugneret-Gibourg, Comte Liger-Belair in Burgundy, Bodega Chacra in Patagonia and others throughout Italy and the US.
With RAMONA, Jordan created something she wished existed and did not - a delicious beverage for casual moments made with organic ingredients and ridiculously high quality standards.
We made it official: RAMONA is certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) through the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).
In Italy, the spritz is a regional take on the aperitif, where each village seems to have its own favorite recipe. Not merely an ideal combination of bubbles and bitterness in a low-alcohol package, the spritz helps one appreciate both the evolution of Italian cocktail culture, and the importance of ritual and leisure to Italian life.
RAMONA is a spritz in spirit. An update of the Italian classic, founded by a sommelier, that begins with our own expertise and first love: fine wine.
The Ramona WaY
Made with a mission.
To build a business that contributes to a sustainable planet and a better world.
If we wouldn’t drink it, we wouldn’t make it.
RAMONA is produced using the highest standards and quality ingredients - no cutting corners.
There’s no “I” in “RAMONA”
We share a sense of purpose, potential and play with our community.
Passion and curiosity to learn
everything we can.
The more we can improve, the better we can be.
Drink with Style
It started with an image from the Russian Constructivist movement - a commitment to craft and a desire to democratize quality. RAMONA, aligned with that vision, takes the standards of the fine wine world and the spirit of the Constructivist movement, packaged in a can.
Worry Not. Did you know that sulfites occur naturally in fermentation, volcanos, and egg yolks? The list goes on and on... In fact, sulfites have been used in winemaking since the Roman Empire. That said, less is more! RAMONA is made with minimal sulfites (less than 100ppm - the same as Organic Wine) so that your RAMONA is delicious any time, anywhere.