Vin Frâiche Wine Group

Charles Miller
Vin Frâiche Wine Group

Wednesday, May 17, 2023 at the Congress Has Heart Reception and Collectors Dinner
Friday, May 19, 2023 at the Trade Tasting
Saturday, May 20, 2023 at the Grand Tasting

Although Vin Fraîche wasn’t founded until 2018, the groundwork began four years prior in 2014. Michael Kennedy (former Head Sommelier at Blue by Eric Ripert at the Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman) and his wife Rachel started Component Wine Company. Component was founded to make 100% single variety, single vineyard wines. Taking what would typically be a component in a blend and allowing it to stand on its own.

As the years went on more wineries were created. First with SOM Wines in 2018, this was a winery formed with a group of winemakers and sommeliers who all have an equal say in the style the wines are made. Second was Gagnon-Kennedy Vineyards in 2018 which was born after Marc Gagnon left his job as Winemaker at Bryant Family Vineyard. Gagnon and Kennedy partnered to found Gagnon-Kennedy and make wines from the most historic vineyards in Napa Valley, only sourcing from vineyards originally planted in the 1800s. Marc came on as a Partner and the Director of Winemaking for the entire Vin Fraîche Portfolio.

In 2020, Vin Fraîche added its most recent winery to the portfolio, La Caccia di San Giovanni, with Kennedy & Gagnon joining the project as Managing Partners. La Caccia is an organic estate in the heart of Tuscany.

All the wineries of Vin Fraîche have their own purpose, however we strive to sew a thread of quality together with our passion for small production, site-specific, terroir-driven wines.


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