The Ventura Limoncello Company was founded in 2007 by James Carling and Manuela Zaretti-Carling. With the mission to the be premier producer of Limoncello liqueurs in the United States, the company uses the recipe handed down to Manuela from her Nonna in Italy. Ventura County is home to some of the most amazing lemons in the world and their peels make a world class Limoncello. Due to the year round lemon growing season, Ventura Limoncello Company produce Ventura Limoncello in small batches all year, working directly with local Ventura County growers who pick tree-ripened lemons. Ventura Limoncello’s liqueurs are all natural and handcrafted. Peeling the fruit by hand ensures only the top layer of peel containing the oils are used without any pith. These natural processes produce aromatic and full flavored liqueurs. Ventura Limoncello Originale was released in February, 2008. Awarded the Gold Medal at the 2008 San Francisco World Spirits Competition, Ventura Limoncello Originale has been America’s highest rated Limoncello 3-years in a row. Ventura Limoncello Crema was released in October, 2008 and was awarded Gold Medal at the 2010 LA SIP Awards.