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Masterclass Seminar: A Sensory Tour of the Southern Rhone With La Ferme du Mont’s Winemaker, Stephane Vedeau, and Bartholomew Broadbent
Awaken your senses with the perfumed and flavorful wines of the southern Rhone presented by La Ferme du Mont’s winemaker and owner, Stéphane Vedeau, and famed importer and wine lecturer, Bartholomew Broadbent.
All-inclusive wine tasting seminar
You may arrive anytime after 6:00 pm
Street parking around Main Street Station will be free
You'll taste 8 brilliant wines
About Bartholomew Broadbent and Broadbent Selections - Known as a lively, witty and informative wine lecturer, Bartholomew Broadbent is also one of the world’s foremost authorities on Port and Madeira. He is credited for being responsible for the growth of Port consumption in North America during the mid 1980’s and was responsible for the re-introduction of Madeira to America in 1989, instrumental in its growth since then. Bartholomew Broadbent’s company, Broadbent Selections, Inc., founded in 1996, is the exclusive US national importer for some of the worlds most sought after family wineries, including Chateau Musar, Warwick Estate, Spy Valley, Ferreira, Quinta do Crasto, Louis Guntrum, Montsarra Cava, Vilafonte, AABadenhorst, and Dr.Hermann. He owns Broadbent Port, Madeira and Vinho Verde in Portugal, Broadbent Malbec in Argentina, Broadbent Gruner Veltliner in Austria and The Curator in South Africa.
Raised in the English wine trade in a formal apprenticeship to his legendary father, Michael Broadbent MW [Director of Christie’s and prolific wine author], Bartholomew’s company is now one of America’s leading wine importers. Bartholomew Broadbent was named one of the “fifty most influential people in the wine world.” by Decanter Magazine (June 1997). Broadbent Selections, Inc. was nominated Importer of the Year in 2005 by Wine Enthusiast Magazine and was named one of the 100 fastest growing companies in 1998 by Entrepreneur Magazine and Dun & Bradstreet. In 2013 IntoWine.com ranked him 48th in the “Top 100 Most Influential People in the U.S Wine Industry.” Today, he has expanded from his pivotal role in the breathtaking growth of Port and Madeira to “exert a profound influence on the US wine market” says Decanter. He lives in Virginia where he is also pioneering the distribution of Virginia wines, now available in over 30 states.
About Stephane Vedeau, Winemaker at La Ferme du Mont
Formerly a soccer player in Paris, Stéphane arrived in the Rhone Valley in 2000, creating La Ferme du Mont, where he produces wines with freshness and soul using native yeasts and biodynamic methods. From La Ferme du Mont’s very first vintages, Robert Parker noted, “Stéphane Vedeau one of the young, energetic Turks of Chateâuneuf-du-Pape has emerged from the woodwork to produce stunning wines... This is a seriously talented winemaker who is quickly emerging as a star of the southern Rhone.” This seminar will feature Stéphane’s luscious Rhone whites as well as Grenache-dominant reds from the Côtes du Rhône, Côtes du Rhône Villages, Gigondas, Vacqueyras and Châteauneuf-du- Pape.
Wines You Will Taste
- La Truffiere Côtes du Rhône Blanc 2021
- Vendage Côtes du Rhône Blanc 2021
- Le Ponnant Côtes du Rhône Villages 2020
- Saint Pierre Vinsobres 2020
- Le Rif Vacqueyras 2020
- Jugunda Gigondas 2021
- Vendage Châteauneuf-du- Pape Rouge 2020
- Capelan Châteauneuf-du- Pape Rouge 2019
All inclusive. Price Covers Admission & Drink. 21 and over only and no infants or strollers, except at the Walk-Around Grand Tasting Locals Sunday Special on Sunday, March 5, 2023 at historic Main Street Station.
- Combo Package
- Main Street Station
- Craft Beer
- New Event
- Distilled Spirits
Advance tickets will only be available for sale on this website. Tickets may be available at the door at an increased price unless sold out. All tickets to the Virginia Wine Expo are nonrefundable.
Attendees must be 21 years of age or older to attend all Expo events, except the Sunday Walk-Around Grand Tasting