distefano winery

  • Vermouth is my new passion and interest. After many trials and experiments, I have crafted three high-quality vermouths: Dry (Sauvignon Blanc), Bittersweet and Sweet (Cabernet Sauvignon). You may taste and purchase them in our tasting room.

    The name “Poppi” was coined by my daughter, Catherine, when she was very young. My late mother’s name, Patricia, was too dificult for Catherine to pronounce, so she called her grandmother “Poppi” instead. The name stuck.

    I have fond memories of my parents enjoying a great Manhattan at the end of the day. They savored the nuances and passed that appreciation down to me.

    – Mark Newton, Proprietor & Winemaker

    A young Catherine with her grandmother, Patricia "Poppi" Newton