CURRENT RELEASEs

2020 Au Revoir Chenin Blanc, Palisades Vineyard

Au Revoir Chenin Blanc Bottle atop Wildflowers

With this release of Au Revoir 2020 Chenin Blanc, we celebrate the renewal of our vineyards and herald the potential of our young vines to produce fine wines in the years to come. Grafted in 2018 onto St. George rootstock, we farm our Chenin in the traditional, head-trained style of historic Napa Valley, where Chenin was once widely planted but where now less than 20 acres of Chenin vines remain.

Beautifully aromatic with notes of pear, apple blossom, lime and honeysuckle that transcend into complex layers of flint and hay, this classic Chenin is long and flavorful on the palate with mouthwatering notes of ripe melon, citrus rind and lemon meringue. This wine will delight casual wine drinkers and intrigue the most knowledgeable wine enthusiast.

Recommended pairings: halibut poached in olive oil, lemon and herbes de Provence, or a lean pork loin braised in orange juice with fennel, apricots, crushed bay leaves and thyme.

• 40 Cases Produced
• Native Yeast Fermentation
• Aging: 17 Months in Neutral Oak
• Alcohol: 14.1% by Volume
• PH: 3.48
• Bottling Date: February 8, 2022

2020 Au Revoir Rosé, Veeder Ridge Vineyard

Au Revoir Rosé Bottle on Wildflowers

Our rosé complements the warmth of summer and fall, but has enough character to drink all year long.

Emanating notes of wild strawberries, grapefruit, fresh melon, orange blossoms, and the mouthwatering brightness of our mountain site, our first release is the fitting Au Revoir 2020 Rosé, composed of a blend of estate grown Syrah (50%), Merlot (47%) and Chenin Blanc (3%).

This graceful wine combines the complexity of a red with the drinking ease of a rosé.

• 83 Cases Produced
• Native Yeast Fermentation
• Aging: Six Months in Neutral Oak
• Alcohol: 14.1% by Volume
• PH: 3.41
• Bottling Date: March 5, 2021


UPCOMING RELEASES

2019 Cabernet Sauvignon
Veeder Ridge Vineyard
Release: October 2022

2020 Merlot
Veeder Ridge Vineyard
Release: 2023

Our Winemaking Philosophy

It is an amazing privilege to make wine from our own vineyards in Calistoga and on Mount Veeder—our bookends to the Napa Valley. It is also a huge responsibility—one that we embrace. For us, careful and environmentally-sensitive farming in incredible locations is the first step in the making of fine wine. The grape varieties in our vineyards provide us with all the ingredients we need to make well-balanced wines of color, depth and beauty. In the cellar, our goal is to let the vineyards speak. We minimize intervention throughout the winemaking process starting with fermentation—preferring natural fermentation over commercial yeasts. Our French oak barrels are carefully chosen to enhance the natural characteristics of each lot. We don’t strive for “typicity,” we strive for “specificity” and “authenticity.” We want the wine you pour from a bottle of Au Revoir wine to reflect the spectacular sites on which our grapes are grown.

— Felicia Woytak, Proprietor, Au Revoir Wines

Our Vineyard Team

Felicia Woytak and Steven Rasmussen

PROPRIETORS, Au Revoir Wines

Felicia and Steve live on Palisades Vineyard in Calistoga, in a canyon nestled below the iconic Palisades. They have evolved from wine enthusiasts to grape growers to amateur winemakers and now to proprietors of Au Revoir Wines. In 2019 they purchased Veeder Ridge Vineyard and have embarked on the complete redevelopment and replanting of this extraordinary Mount Veeder site.

Jim Munk

Vineyard Manager

Jim is a Napa native who has been farming wine grapes since he was 15 years old. He learned the craft of viticulture under Louis Martini working on the historic Monte Rosso vineyard. After a long career managing and developing vineyards for numerous world class wineries, in 2009 Jim founded A Cut Above Viticultural Service, a boutique family-run vineyard management company with a mission to produce exceptional wine grapes for the crafting of exceptional wines.

Jennifer Rohrs, Ph.D.

Viticulturist

Viticulturist Jennifer Rohrs

Jennifer brings her research background in plant pathology and physiology to her work. Since 2013 she has worked at wineries, vineyard management companies and consulting firms. She now manages Vine Ecology, her own consulting company. Jennifer has a Research Associate appointment with the Univ. of Calif. Cooperative Extension investigating tools that grape growers can use for virus detection. She is passionate about bringing science and new technology to our vineyards.

Juan Luis Vigil

Ranch Manager

Ranch Manager Juan Luis Vigil

Juan Luis has lived in Napa Valley since the age of 13 and comes from a family with deep roots in the Calistoga community. He has worked in landscaping, construction, farming and hospitality. After many years at the Calistoga Ranch, he joined the team at Palisades Vineyard and Veeder Ridge in 2020. Now he looks after the non-farming aspects of ranch management for Historic Vines, the parent company of Au Revoir Wines.