The Culinary Magic

Indulge in Culinary Brilliance with Vino Cotto: Elevate Your Dishes to Extraordinary Heights!

Unlock the Secrets of Gourmet Flavors and Unleash Your Inner Chef with Vino Cotto's Exquisite Syrup.

The Culinary Magic

Indulge in Culinary Brilliance with Vino Cotto: Elevate Your Dishes to Extraordinary Heights!

Unlock the Secrets of Gourmet Flavors and Unleash Your Inner Chef with Vino Cotto's Exquisite Syrup.

About Vino Cotto

What is Vino Cotto?

Vino Cotto is an exquisite, gourmet syrup crafted only from 100% premium wine grapes. This unique product requires a rigorous, costly process of temperature control to prevent it from turning into wine. Through our meticulous method of cooking and reducing the grape must, this naturally-sweet syrup develops a unique flavor profile that delights the senses. With hints of figs, plums, and raisins, Vino Cotto offers a refined and versatile taste that elevates a wide range of dishes.

Unlike other sweeteners, every 8 oz. (227.3 mL) bottle of Vino Cotto di Montillo is free from preservatives, additives, artificial flavors, colorants, and sweeteners. It provides a healthier alternative, delivering a natural source of energy and antioxidants that contribute to your overall well-being. Its smooth texture and easy-to-work-with consistency make it a delightful addition to both sweet and savory recipes. Whether drizzled over roasted meats, cheeses, and fruits, or used to enhance the flavors of vegetables, or incorporated into delectable sauces and desserts, Vino Cotto transforms ordinary dishes into extraordinary culinary masterpieces.

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Our History

Experience the Authenticity of Montillo Italian Foods

For over 100 years, the Montillo family has perfected the art of crafting homemade wine and vino cotto in the beautiful town of Montepaone, Calabria, Italy. Guided by a deep appreciation for their Italian heritage, Greg and Deena Montillo embarked on a mission to share their family's culinary legacy with the world. In 2008, they founded Montillo Italian Foods, becoming the pioneers of authentic vino cotto production in the United States.

With a commitment to quality and authenticity, Greg and Deena source only the finest California wine grapes, supporting US workers and their families. Following strict FDA regulations, they create a delicious, healthy gourmet syrup that has been enjoyed for centuries throughout the Mediterranean. Experience the time-honored flavor of vino cotto, dating back to ancient Roman times, and let Montillo Italian Foods bring a taste of tradition to your table. Discover why their vino cotto stands the test of time while enhancing your family's favorite foods today.

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Unleash Your Culinary Creativity
With Vino Cotto

Experience the multitude of benefits that Vino Cotto brings to your culinary endeavors:

Exquisite Flavor

Indulge your taste buds with Vino Cotto's refined flavor profile, featuring delightful hints of grapes, figs, plums, and raisins. Crafted from 100% premium wine grapes, this gourmet syrup delivers a sophisticated taste that elevates your dishes to new heights.

Versatile & Easy to Use

Vino Cotto's smooth texture and simple syrup-like consistency make it a breeze to work with. Whether you're drizzling it over baked ham, pork, beef, chicken, or wild game, or enhancing the flavor of your favorite vegetables, fruits, yogurt, or desserts, this syrup effortlessly complements a wide range of dishes.

Healthy and Natural

Unlike many sweeteners on the market, Vino Cotto is a healthier choice. Made solely from wine grapes, it contains no preservatives, additives, artificial flavors, colorants, or sweeteners. Embrace a natural source of energy and antioxidants that benefit your immune system, while relishing the sweetness that's both delicious and good for you.

Enhances a Variety of Foods

The versatility of Vino Cotto knows no bounds. Vino Cotto is used as a condiment and ingredient. From savory dishes like meats and seafood to sweet treats like yogurt, ice cream, and cakes, this gourmet syrup effortlessly elevates the flavors of your favorite foods. Use it to create delectable sauces, marinades, balsamic vinegar glazes, and salad dressings, and explore new dimensions of taste.

Craft Your Own Balsamic Vinegar

Easily create your own balsamic vinegar by adding Vino Cotto di Montillo to red wine vinegar. Start with equal parts of each ingredient then adjust to taste. Mix well to emulsify the ingredients before serving.

👉🏻 1/2 cup Vino Cotto di Montillo
👉🏻 1/4 cup classic or extra virgin olive oil*
👉🏻 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
👉🏻 1/4 tsp. Kosher salt (optional)

In a salad dressing bottle, add the ingredients and adjust each to taste. Add more vino cotto for a sweeter, smoother flavor. Cover and shake well before drizzling over salads and vegetables or use as a delicious marinade.

Yields: 1 cup (8 oz.)

*Classic olive oil has a light, mild taste.  Extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) is full bodied with natural bitter qualities to it.

Embrace The Multitude Of Benefits That Vino Cotto Brings To Your Culinary Repertoire. Let Its Exquisite Flavor, Versatility, And Health-Conscious Qualities Inspire Your Creativity In The Kitchen. Elevate Your Dishes To New Heights With This Exceptional Gourmet Syrup.