Napa Valley vintners KR Rombauer III, of Rombauer Vineyards, and Erik Nickel, of Far Niente, Dolce, Nickel & Nickel, En Route and Bella Union, have acquired a majority interest in Govino, the “go anywhere” wine glass, and will join its original creator and founder Joseph Perrulli in partnership.
Govino’s portfolio includes ergonomic glasses for red, white and sparkling wines as well as decanters, beer and whiskey glasses. Nickel and Rombauer were among the first to adopt Govino, and this venture offers up another opportunity to work closely with Perrulli, the company said.
“I originally created Govino as a trade tool for professionals to use when selling wine. We not only created the category, we helped solve a global need for high-functioning shatterproof glassware,” said Perrulli. “Ten years later, vintners and consumers alike still rely on Govino to showcase their wines and elevate their experience whenever and wherever fragile stemware is prohibited or simply impractical. I can’t imagine a better way to celebrate our ten-year anniversary than to announce this dynamic partnership with Erik and KR.”