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July 31, 2020
Tonnino Winery: Bringing Authentic Italian Wine to Lancaster City
When people say something is ‘directly from the source,’ it is often considered to be of the highest quality and authenticity. As it pertains to Italian wines, this statement couldn’t be any truer. Tonnino Azienda Vitivinicola, or the Tonnino Winery, is a small Italian wine producer based in Alcamo, Sicily. In the winter of 2018, Tonnino’s international operations struck on a unique opportunity that has since established Lancaster City as the home for its exclusive storefront location in the U.S.
After a handful of visits to Lancaster City on business, Antonio Tonnino, owner of the winery, made the decision to establish the Red Rose City as the spot for Tonnino’s U.S. storefront. It was from these visits that the uniqueness of Lancaster shined through. “I have always been curious about new realities and different cultures… I was immediately struck by the town of Lancaster, where we decided to directly market and sell all of our wines” Tonnino said.
In early 2020, Tonnino Winery opened up its storefront on 945 North Plum Street in Lancaster City. When asked on his thoughts of Tonnino’s decision to open a U.S. storefront, Tonnino’s U.S. brand ambassador, Alessandro Sgro said, “We were ecstatic that Tonnino had made the investment in a U.S storefront and what better place than Lancaster. It’s so great to now have the direct connection from producer to consumer.” Even before the opening of its storefront in Lancaster City, Tonnino has been a staple choice in a number of local eateries including Gibraltar, John J. Jeffries, Lancaster Brewing Company, Quips Pub, and The Exchange.
Offering multiple lines of wine, Tonnino brings tremendous flavors and tastes to Lancaster. Between the classic and organic lines of wine, there is something for every occasion with Tonnino. What really sets Tonnino apart is a line of three USDA certified organic wines; something that is very difficult to obtain and is not common with imported Italian wines. As a winery that takes considerable effort in producing top quality wines, Tonnino is committed to practicing sustainable and ethical production processes.
Open online, in-store, and for pickup, Tonnino Winery is your direct source for high quality, authentic Italian wines. For more information, visit tonninowinery.com or call (717) 393-9666.
-Written by Andrew Finley