Component Wine Company & Gagnon Kennedy Vineyards

Michael Kennedy
Napa, California

Wednesday, May 4, 2022 Congress Has Heart Reception and Collectors Dinner
Friday, May 6, 2022 Heart’s Delight Trade Tasting
Saturday, May 7, 2022 Grand Tasting Reception

Michael Kennedy created the Vin Fraîche Wine Group in 2018, after launching three distinct wineries in Napa Valley, Bordeaux, and Oregon. In 2020 an additional winery was acquired to the group located in Tuscany, Italy.

Kennedy’s drive to create wines of freshness, vibrancy, and life has created a thread of commonality in the wines throughout the brands. His passion for wines that are complex, long-lived, and built for food has driven him to assemble a team of winemakers and friends that help create wines of substance.

In 2017, Kennedy was named to Forbes Magazine’s 30 Under 30 list for his work in the wine industry. He has been called a “Rising Star” by Food & Wine Magazine, “Super-Somm” by Bloomberg’s Elin McCoy, and a “Top Young Entrepreneur in America” by Business Insider. He splits his time between Napa Valley, Bordeaux, Tuscany, and his hometown, St. Louis. He and his beautiful wife Rachel have two sons.