What happens when a lazy French winemaker marries an adventurous American?
Old-school tradition mingles with new-school know-how.
Moderation is balanced with moxie.
Classic Burgundian restraint meets the raw potential of California fruit.
And great wine is born.
With Vivier wines, Stéphane and Dana are able to blend their respect for tradition with their enthusiasm for emerging winegrowing regions, and their love of Pinot Noir. It’s family owned and operated, which means the kids are in the vineyard almost as much as their parents, wine deliveries are family road trips, and case production is extremely limited. There are no angel investors or rich relatives, in fact the whole enterprise was bankrolled on a single credit card. But they are doing what they love, making wine that you’ll love. La vie est belle. In Napa, Stéphane became the winemaker at HdV (Hyde de Villaine) in 2002, under the tutelage of the great Burgundian winemaker, Aubert de Villaine.
- 2013 Vivier Rosé of Pinot Noir
- 2011 Hyde de Villaine Chardonnay
- 2012 Vivier Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
- 2012 Vivier Gap’s Crown Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast
- 2012 Vivier Sun Chase Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast
- 2012 Sexton-Vivier California Dessert Wines (Pineau des Charentes style)
Vivier/Hyde de Villaine dinner
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Bouley Chef’s Pass, Bouley Restaurant (163 Duane Street)
6:45pm Delamotte Champagne welcome, 7pm dinner
6 course custom created menu by Chef Bouley.
*Seats are very limited for this very intimate dinner. Tax and Gratuity not included.