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Meet The Winemaker: Stéphane Vedeau

Friday, February 23rd, 2024
Vintage Wine Storage
10615 Metric Blvd, Austin, TX 78758
Member Tickets – $65
Non-Member Tickets – $75
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Come spend an evening with this legendary winemaker! WFF will bring in some perfectly paired catering for the evening and our friend Mark Rashap of Broadbent Selections will be onsite to help guide us through this special tasting.

Initially, when Stéphane arrived in the Rhone Valley, he had one part of the vineyard in property and the other in “fermage” (lease). He was then able to buy these vineyards to expand his estate. The word “mont” (mountain) refers to the altitude. Stephane, always in search of freshness and balance, prefers to acquire vines at altitude. This is why the wines are called “La Ferme du Mont”.  In 2010, Stéphane bought the Clos Bellane in Valréas and in 2020, the Val des Rois, located next to the Clos.In 2022, new vineyards in Rasteau were added to expand La Ferme du Mont.

From the very first vintages, Robert Parker described him as follows:

“Stephane Vedeau, one of the young, energetic Turks of Chateauneuf du Pape, has emerged from the woodwork to produce stunning wines…… Something about him reminds me of the obsessive-compulsive St.-Emilion proprietor, Francois Mitjaville. This is a seriously talented winemaker who is quickly emerging as a star of the southern Rhone.”

Thank you to Vintage Wine Storage for hosting us at their beautiful new wine storage facility! WFF Members get four free months, an upgraded membership, and one free local transfer of wine from its current storage place to Vintage Wine Storage. Ask for details!

Registration Schedule 

Epicurean Members – 10AM Friday, January 26th
Connoisseur Members – 10AM Tuesday, January 30th
Aficionado Members – 10 AM Thursday February 1st
Open to all – 10AM Friday, February 2nd