Joann Noto, Co-Owner, graduated from Grand Rapids Catholic Central in 1979 and from Central Michigan University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism in 1982. In addition to managing the day-to-day operations of Noto’s banquet, catering, restaurant and Wine Cellar, Joann has been working steadily to make Noto’s wine list as diverse as it is spectacular. Anyone from the amateur wine lover to the professional wine connoisseur will find something on this all-Italian list that they will love. Under Joann’s care, Noto’s has received the “Best of Award of Excellence” from Wine Spectator from since 2006, and has received recognition since 2003. She has also traveled to Italy to meet some of the wine makers personally and bring a part of their heritage back with her. Noto’s has also been involved with many charity functions, including the Fall and Spring Wine Fests that have helped such places as the Ronald McDonald House, the DeVos Children’s Hospital, The Conductive Learning Center, The Comprehensive Therapy Center and The Parkinson’s Association of West Michigan.