Our Story

Family Owned & Operated

Domestic & Eurpean Wines

Mimma Meloni Bonderer, founder and CEO of Solo Vino was born and raised in Monti, a small town on the island of Sardinia. In Italy, town market days still thrive. The Meloni Family – Mimma’s family – has long been a purveyor in these town markets. Mimma grew up around the finest, locally produced artisan foods and wine. She worked both in her father’s grocery and wine business and with one of the island’s largest winery, Cantina del Vermentino di Monti as the export manager. Mimma learned the food and wine business, importing and exporting, from the ground up.
Mimma Bonderer

Importer/Distributor

Nico Bonderer

Wholesale Wine Manager

Alex Bonderer

Wholesale Food Manager

Experience exceptional wines
paired with exceptional service

Solo Vino Imports History

Experienced importer

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In 2008 she opened Mondo Italiano, a predominantly Italian food import business. Family ties to the Italian food industry allow her to bring the finest, unique, Italian foods to Ohio and Michigan. Mimma’s oldest son, Alessandro, is Mondo’s wholesale foods import manager.

The next expansion came in 2015  with the opening of Solo Vino, sourcing wines from across the globe. Mimma’s youngest son, Nicola, is Solo Vino’s wholesale wine import manager. Both sons have developed an excellent palette in both taste and intellect over years of travel and study. With more than 15 years in the import business, they bring the latest trends and tastes to their customers.

The family businesses are rounded out with Brummer’s Chocolatesa retail confectionary located in Vermilion, Ohio. Mimma’s husband, Audie, and daughter, Julia, are chocolatiers. Mimma’s life, and now her family, are dedicated to bringing you only the finest foods and wine, helping you discover the latest trends and hidden gems.