Located on the island of Nantucket, this boutique experience of world class wines and award winning food will forever change you. Over the past 21 years, the Nantucket Wine & Food Festival has become one of the most celebrated wine and food events in the country.  


Rock 'n' Rhône: Wine Seminar

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3:00pm - 4:30pm
Dreamland Theater

17 S. Water Street

Nantucket, MA

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The mighty Rhône river gives its name to one of France's greatest wine growing regions - really two distinct areas: the North with its varietal Syrah and Viognier wines, and the South, home to the Grenache grape, Châteauneuf-du-Pape and so much more.  Like Rock 'n' Roll, the wines of the Rhône provide power, depth, and a message. Join us as we taste from the more famous appellations of the Rhône and pair the wines - not to food - but to our favorite songs. You just might end up singing your way through the rest of the day!

Join Wine Educator, Philippe Newlin of Duclot la Vinicole & Ivywine, Laurence Féraud of Domaine du Pegau and François Villard of Domaine François Villard for an entertaining afternoon tasting some of Rhône’s best rhythms.

  • Featured wines include:
  • Domaine François Villard - Les Terrasses du Palat Condrieu  2015
  • Domaine du Pégau - Cuvée Reservée Châteauneuf du Pape White 2016 
  • Maison Nicolas Perrin - Hermitage Blanc 2014
  • Famille Perrin - Gigondas 'La Gille' 2014
  • Pierre Gaillard - Saint-Joseph Clos de Cuminaille  2013
  • Pierre Gaillard - Cornas Pierre Gaillard 2010
  • Domaine François Villard - Côte-Rôtie Le Gallet Blanc 
  • Domaine du Pegau - Cuvee Reservee Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red 2014


Philippe Newlin, Director, Duclot La Vinicole NY

Philippe Newlin runs Duclot La Vinicole USA, a top Bordeaux wine-importing house owned by the Moueix family of Petrus fame. He is a long-time wine educator with wine-course teaching responsibilities at Columbia Business School, Yale’s School of Management, The Wharton School, and HBS. Philippe started in the wine trade as the Tasting Director of Wine & Spirits Magazine before moving into wine importing. He holds the Diploma degree of the Wine and Spirits Education Trust of London, the highest professional accreditation of this trade-oriented body. This is Philippe’s fifth year conducting tastings and seminars on island with the NWF.

Laurence Féraud, Owner/Winemaker, Domaine du Pégau

Domaine du Pégau was created in 1987 when Laurence was back from her first step of Oenology School and second step of Trading Wine and Spirits School in Paris. Laurence and her father, Paul Féraud, decided it was time to leave Paul’s parent’s winery to build one of their own, and to develop their brand Pégau. Together they were able to produce the same traditional Châteauneuf du Pape style of the Féraud family.

François Villard, Winemaker, Domaine François Villard

In 1988, François Villard started his professional training at the agricultural college in Davaye (Burgundy). He planted his first vines in 1989. From there he set up his own business and harvest in Chayanay Village, building his winery in Saint Michel sur Rhône.

His first production was made up of 400 bottles of Condrieu. He now makes over 225,000 bottles a year.

His next project is an extension of the HIW Winery and wine production of Crozes.