Mandola is definitely not out. Damian chose to sell the winery to his business partner to allow him to pursue alcohol licenses for his other restaurants. Changing the name of the wine is certainly a questionable decision- why change a name that has years of brand building behind it? Confusing to say the least...
Trattoria Lisina- the restaurant next to the winery is still owned and operated by Mandola. Apparently there is some friction though. The restaurant will not sell the new wines because of a lingering dispute over the terms of the sale of the winery and "pricing issues" with the winery.
13308 FM 150 West, Driftwood, TX 78619