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AMERICAN WINE TRAIL } D ON SEB ASTIANI & SONS / THE OTHER GUYS A New Chapter The newest generation of the Sebastiani winemaking family is guiding the business into an expanded product line that includes pasta sauces. B Y J I M H A R R I S HISTORY: The Sebastiani family has a long tradition. C O M PA N Y P R O F I L E DON SEBASTIANI & SONS/ THE OTHER GUYS HQ: Napa and Sonoma, Calif. EMPLOYEES: Don Sebastiani & Sons – 88; The Other Guys – 16 SPECIALTY: Premium and superpremium wine AUGUST SEBASTIANI, CO-OWNER: “Quality is king; you can have the best salesman and the most attractive package known to man, but if the wine’s no good, you won’t sell one bottle.” O 20 food and drink • spring 2011 • One of California’s longest-established winemaking families is continuing to evolve its business into new ventures while preserving the dynasty’s traditions. Don Sebastiani & Sons and The Other Guys are the latest chapters in a more than century-old family history. Both companies operate as separate entities under the Don Sebastiani Family of Companies owned by Don Sebastiani Sr., his two sons and daughter. “We’re all quite pleased that our family’s one hundred-plus year heritage of wine, spirits, and food is now being carried forward by the fourth generation of Sebastianis,” Don Sebastiani Sr. says. Don Sebastiani & Sons is operated by Don Sebastiani Jr., while The Other Guys is operated by August Sebastiani. Mia Sebastiani is the managing director of Mia’s Kitchen, a division of The Other Guys. O N E FA M I LY Don Sebastiani & Sons, established in 2001 as an offshoot of another family business, acts as a negociant, buying

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Food and Drink - Spring 2011
Tableside Chat
Table of Contents
News a la Carte
Current Events
FAD Exclusive
A Ripening Field
History in the Making
New Wine Paradigm
Don Sebastiani & Sons/ The Other Guys
St. Julian Winery
Ste. Genevieve Winery
Herzog Wine Cellars
Meier’s Wine Cellar
Oak Ridge Winery
Producers: Keeping Trade Secrets
MaMa Rosa’s Pizza
Gel Spice Co. LLC
Vegetable Juices Inc.
Royal Caribbean Bakery/Caribbean Food Delights
Red Stripe Beer
Robertet Flavors
Annabelle Candy
Andrea Foods
Anchor Brewing
F&F Foods
Santa Sweets Inc.
Hillside Candy
Ricos Products
Sethness Greenleaf Inc.
Wunder-Bar: Automatic Bar Controls
Antigua Distillery
AMES International
Amato’s Bakery
Charlie’s Pride Meats
Citromax Group of Companies
Diamond Bakery
Grindmaster- Cecilware Corp.
Heartland Mill
Kirschenman Enterprises
Rakhra Mushroom Farm
FAME Food Management
Schneider Packaging Equipment Co. Inc.
Sea Harvest Corporation (Pty) Ltd.
Sparrer Sausage Co. Inc.
Jamaican Teas Ltd.
Westminster Cracker Co.
Distributors: Don’t Risk It
The Fricks Company
U.S. Foodservice – Milwaukee Division
Arizona Select Distribution
Fairway Packing Co.
Ingredient Innovations
J.J. Taylor Distributing Co. of Minnesota Inc.
Mastronardi Produce
Milne Fruit Products Inc.
Pellerito Foods
Albion Fisheries Ltd.
RPE Inc.
Retailers: Savoring the Moment
Roadtown Wholesale Trading Ltd.
Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt
Quick Chek
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
Sendik’s Fine Foods Inc.
Zaro’s Bakery
Balboa Brands
Restaurants: Toss Around Ideas
Sizzler USA
Dick’s Last Resort
Granite City Food & Brewery Ltd.
Liberty Entertainment Group
Roly Poly Franchise Systems
Santa Fe Cattle Co.
Winger’s USA Inc.
Bensi Restaurant Group Inc.
Leo’s Coney Island
Three Things

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