Behind the brand
Jordan Salcito is best known as a major player in the sleek world of fine wine — an internationally renowned sommelier working in some of the word's finest restaurants receiving top accolades.
Her passion in wine, however, began far from the city, in the vineyards of Burgundy, working during the harvest season. Here, she learned hands-on the importance of farming with integrity and quality ingredients.
Jordan continued to work harvests around the world throughout her career, learning more about the process of winemaking and its impact on those who drink it, those who make it, and the soil in which it grows.
But what she learned shocked her. Seeing a pattern of the harmful hidden chemicals, ingredients and preservatives that were added to wines at the mass-market level inspired her to make a change.
RAMONA'S BIRTH STORY
While on maternity leave, Jordan decided to craft a premium organic beverage that she could have anytime, anywhere that aligned with her value systems both in ethics and in quality. So, with her first born, RAMONA was born, too.
Made with organic grapes and organic Sicilian citrus fruit, RAMONA has gone to great lengths to protect its integrity, including moving production to Italy — a country with some of the highest agricultural standards in the world and a preservative-free canning process.
RAMONA exists because Jordan couldn't find a drink that met her standards. So she created one.
LESS HARM, MORE SPRITZ
RAMONA is made from organically farmed grapes and organic Sicilian citrus fruit and passionately protects ingredient integrity.
- NO POTASSIUM SORBATE
- NO VELCORIN
- NO ARTIFICIAL ANYTHING
- NO DAIRY OR ANIMAL BY PRODUCTS
- NO ADDED SUGAR
- NO GLYPHOSATES
Made in an Italian winery, not in a lab.
From italy, with love.
Thanks to its mountainous terrain and all those cool ocean breezes, Italy’s climate is perfect for organic farming. In fact, it has a 4,000 year history of exactly that (dating back even longer in Sicily, where we source our citrus).
- One of the first countries to ban RoundUp (the chemical glyphosate) in 2016
- In Italy we can pasteurize our cans in warm water instead of adding weird chemicals
- Our blood orange spritz is gets its vibrant color from the Sicilian blood orange - the reddest in the world - thanks to the combination of volcanic soil and thermal excursions. As a result, they are also especially healthy, uniquely high in anthocynanins (antioxidants) and Vitamin C!
Our aluminum cans are 100% recyclable and have a 95% lower carbon footprint than glass bottles thanks to the fact that aluminum is endlessly recyclable.
Aluminum is also lighter and more space-efficient, reducing carbon emissions 35% during transport.
Did you know almost all aluminum cans are lined with BPA, a plastic-based chemical? We avoid that stuff and invest in BPA-free cans so that we’re not consuming those things.
RAMONA is packaged in 100% recycled cardboard packaging.
Our packaging decisions underscore our commitment to making the world a greener place.
Ramona Rules. Or So We've Heard
RAMONA doesn’t do it for the awards. But RAMONA doesn’t mind them, either. In fact, we’re flattered, thrilled and thankful for all the love!