Michael Kennedy

Beverage Expert

Michael Kennedy is a vintner and founder of the Vin Fraîche Portfolio of Wineries. Kennedy created the Vin Fraîche Portfolio in 2019, after launching three different wineries in Napa Valley, Bordeaux and Oregon, which are now part of his portfolio. His drive to create wines of freshness, vibrancy and life created a thread of commonality…

Michael Kennedy is a vintner and founder of the Vin Fraîche Portfolio of Wineries. Kennedy created the Vin Fraîche Portfolio in 2019, after launching three different wineries in Napa Valley, Bordeaux and Oregon, which are now part of his portfolio. His drive to create wines of freshness, vibrancy and life created a thread of commonality in the wines throughout the brands. His passion for wines that are complex, long lived and built for food has driven him to assemble a team of winemakers and friends that help create wines of substance.

In 2017, Kennedy was named to Forbes Magazine’s 30 Under 30 list for his work in the wine industry. He splits his time between Napa Valley, Bordeaux and his hometown, St. Louis. He and his beautiful wife Rachel have two young sons. He has been featured in Forbes, Bloomberg, Business Insider, Food & Wine and others. He is the former Head Sommelier for Chef Eric Ripert’s Blue, along with the Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman.

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