Roots Go Back to Sicily
The story of Raimondo Winery begins many generations ago with a family that traces its roots to Palermo, Sicily. The Raimondo Family began its winemaking heritage in the United States three generations ago when patriarch, Grandpa Marty, moved to California. He made the first barrels of family wine from Zinfandel and Mission grapes from Southern California. This wine was bottled under the label Grandma and Grandpa’s Family Wine. For more than four decades, Marty produced the family’s wine. After spending a decade learning the family wine protocols under her Uncle Tony, the second-generation family winemaker, Margie became an Arkansas small farm winery manufacturer in 2008. Margie’s passion as a winemaker is to honor the old world approach to wine-making with a new world style.
Commitment to Quality and Tradition
Raimondo Winery is committed to offering the highest quality wines, extra virgin olive oils, balsamic vinegar, and gourmet specialty foods possible.
Our grapes are sourced from family-owned vineyards in California, from substainably grown grapes. We bring you a wines that express the unique character of the varietals and vineyards.
We offer the freshest extra virgin olive oils with the highest antioxidant properties for excellent taste and health benefits. Our oils are sourced from small family-owned farmers, domestically and international, from olives substainably grown and milled immediately after picking them. Our Balsamic Vinegars are sourced from the most respected producers in Modena, Italy. We offer artisan-crafted sauces, antipastos, olives, mustard, marinades, jams, jellies, glazes and dippers – some we are making and some that we import from small producers in Italy and abroad.
Wine and food are about coming together. It’s about family, friends, ideas, conversation and sharing. I hope you feel our passion and love in every sip of wine and meal.” Margie Raimondo
About Margie Raimondo
Margie Raimondo is a good example of a professional woman who decided to pursue her passion and completely change her career direction. After more than two decades in a marketing and operations career in Silicon Valley high-tech, she moved from California to the Arkansas Ozarks to start a winery. Moving from high tech to hospitality seems like a major transition except that Margie grew up in a large, Italian family that celebrated daily life though food and wine. Even during her busy life as an executive, she made time for cooking because it was an outlet for creativity and fun. She is passionate about food and wine’s magical ability to bring people together. Margie’s love for travel has allowed her to explore the wine regions of Italy, France, Australia, and New Zealand. She takes every opportunity to visit and enjoy a lesson at local farms where specialty cheeses, wines and other food products are produced.
She discovered her love of cooking at an early age while cooking with her grandmother and mother. She borrows from old-world traditions while creating her own new-world style in the cellar and in the kitchen. Her love for pairing wine and food and a keen interest in expanding her culinary knowledge prompted her begin selling extra virgin olive oils and premium balsamic vinegars under the Raimondo Winery brand. She shares her recipes on a food blog and by offering cooking classes under the brand name: Simply Sicilian.