Paris fashion giant, Chanel, Inc., purchased Napa’s St. Supéry Vineyards & Winery last week. Chanel already owns high-end Bordeaux wineries but is now establishing a presence in the Napa Valley. Fresh on the heels of its sale to Chanel, St. Supéry presented its latest offerings to a group of wine aficionados at Spec’s Midtown in Houston.
St. Supéry’s Regional Manager, Nicole Willis, guided several dozen Houston wine lovers in their tasting of the 2013 Dollarhide Estate Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc, the 2013 Napa Valley Estate Virtu, the 2012 Rutherford Estate Vineyard Merlot, the 2012 Rutherford Estate Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2012 Dollarhide Estate Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, and the 2013 Napa Valley Estate Moscato.
St. Supéry has a reputation as a winery that makes high quality French-style wines. It seems only natural that Chanel would launch its foray into Napa with the purchase of St. Supéry. We are all eager to see what, if any changes, Chanel will bring to St. Supéry and to its already popular wines.