ONLY IN TELLURIDE! Book some one-on-one time with your favorite (or soon to be favorite) winemaker? We have just the opportunity for you. Join us for an intimate “Tasting Room Experience” right here in Telluride with a winemaker
ONLY IN TELLURIDE!
Book some one-on-one time with your favorite (or soon to be favorite) winemaker? We have just the opportunity for you. Join us for an intimate “Tasting Room Experience” right here in Telluride with a winemaker of your choosing and their special reserve wine.
VGS Chateau Potelle; Napa, CA
Jean-Noel Fourmeaux is a 35-year veteran of the wine industry in Napa Valley, yet his winery, VGS Chateau Potelle, is known only by those who search for wines that have dimension, subtlety and definitive character. Their assertiveness is all in the layers of nuances; not in the over ripeness of fruit. “To make mainstream wines has never been my calling!” proclaims Fourmeaux..
Sent to the Napa Valley by the French government in 1980 to “spy” for 6 months, this son of Bordeaux sent a telegram home “Looks good, I stay”.
Jean-Noel loved his home country of France, but felt stifled by the numerous traditions and strict rules. He was inspired by the freedom the lack of rules gave to California winemakers allowing and cultivating great creativity and expression.
Chateau Potelle’s first vintage was 1983. Over the next seven years, Fourmeaux purchased and planted his own 200-acre estate atop Mount Veeder in Napa Valley, and refined his own wine style. In 1990, Chatelu Potelle released the first VGS designated wines. These wines: VGS Cabernet Sauvignon, VGS Chardonnay, VGS Zinfandel and VGS Syrah gained immediate press and consumer acclaim. They were, and still are, different.
The vision at Chateau Potelle is to produce wines of style and character that are representative of their birthplace, just as one’s roots provide each person with a unique culture, set of mores and traditions. Formeaux believes that his job as winemaker is to respect, exploit and enhance the unique qualities of the region’s terrior and to craft wines with a sense of place.
In April 2013, Fourmeaux descended the mountain to open a brand new concept in Napa Valley hospitality. He opened the VGS Tasting House & Garden in St. Helena, the first hospitality center to offer an unparallelled food & wine experience, showcasing VGS wines thoughtfully paired with food bites from the acclaimed Michelin-starred La Toque Restaurant. “We invite our guests to come to a place that reflects the style of our wines … elegant, restrained and extremely well-done in all details. A place in which our attitude resonates throughout … super high quality in a fun, easy, sometimes irreverent but never pretentious ambiance.”
VGS Chateau Potelle wines are available exclusively at the winery, and to taste in Telluride.
*Each tasting is limited to 20ppl.
38th Annual Telluride Wine Festival
Tickets are not available for sale any more for this event!