Christian Vitone, founder and CEO of Vitone Family Wines and Avon, Conn. native, has teamed with Worldwide Wines/Brescome Barton to introduce his Verde Sole brand of California wines to the local market. The company’s wines are handcrafted by renowned California winemaker Marco Cappelli, in the Sierra Foothills. They include a Zinfandel blend, Petite Sirah, unoaked Chardonnay and a Calaveras County Pinot Grigio. Vitone formally entered the wine industry on the sales side, with national distributor Southern Wine and Spirits, and later turned to the retail side, working alongside Francis Ford Coppola at his Niebaum-Coppola Estate. Vitone Family Wines is headquartered in Amherst, NH.