A little about the Artist
Nectar of the Vine is a family owned & operated business. Dennis Hart & wife, Carol Nastasi started Nectar of the Vine in 2006 in a little office/warehouse in Newbury, Ohio. They wanted to provide a fun, new way for people to enjoy wine. Dennis and Carol are retired now & Anthony Nastasi (Carol's son) has since taken over. The business has grown & the office/warehouse has now moved to Middlefield, Ohio. We started with our signature 3 flavors - Sangria, Strawberry Daiquiri & Margarita & now offer over 21 delicious gourmet wine slushy mixes.
About their Business
Nectar of the Vine co-founder Dennis Hart first became involved in the food business back in 1992, when he created European Gourmet Almonds, selling maple sugar and gourmet roasted nuts with his three sons. After many years in the food industry, he and partner (now wife), Carol Nastasi started Nectar of the Vine in 2006, because of their entrepreneurial spirits, energy, and their tastes for fine foods. Dennis and Carol are now retirement bound, and while they both still have ties to the day to day operations, they’ve decided to slow down a bit and pass the baton to Carol’s son, Anthony Nastasi.
Anthony graduated from The Ohio State University with a degree in Landscape Architecture, a passion of his ever since he was a young man. Following graduation, Anthony worked in the architecture field for nearly 10 years, first in Ohio, then Wisconsin and finally Michigan. While he remains very passionate about architecture, he made the career changing decision to return to Northeast Ohio with his wife and three children, to join the family business in 2015. While the architecture and food industries are vastly different, his experiences as a project manager prepared him for the task at hand. Anthony is beyond excited to build on all the hard work Dennis and Carol started years ago. He recently welcomed his brother Nicholas Nastasi to manage the warehouse functions, and relies heavily on his mother-in-law Connie for other office duties.
Our company is stationed in Burton, Ohio but our entire line of signature Wine Frappés and other gourmet products can be found at events across the country. We have built a wonderful client base at these events and look forward to returning year after year to introduce new flavors. We do not sell our mixes in retail and big box stores but only at events, online, and to smaller boutique shops in an effort to maintain uniqueness.