Celebrating the wines of the Northern Rhône Valley, for a great cause.
'La Reboule' is a traditional end of harvest celebration in France's Northern Rhône Valley where grape harvesters, winemakers, and cellar staff get together at the end of a successful vintage to toast with great food, wine, & revelry.
Sommeliers Dustin Wilson & Thomas Pastuszak are bringing this storied tradition along with the best producers from the Northern Rhône to New York City on November 17th - 18th, 2017 via a weekend of fantastic wine tastings, dinners & festivites. Reboule du Rhône will showcase these amazing producers & their special wines for enthusiasts & collectors alike, while raising money for a charity Thomas & Dustin both share great support for: No Kid Hungry.
The first annual Reboule du Rhône will feature a series of events throughout the weekend that bring together a star-packed lineup of renowned winemakers, culinary leaders, and the wine industry’s best sommeliers. Several of the Northern Rhône Valley’s greatest producers will be in attendance including Jean-Louis Chave, Jean Gonon, Jean-Pierre Monier, Guillaume Clusel, Pierre Rostaing, and many others, showcasing their wines for enthusiasts and collectors alike.
Check out the weekend's events below for more detail on what will be taking place.
Saturday, November 18th
Dining alongside the region’s winemakers, 100 guests will toast the evening in the spirit of the Northern Rhône Valley’s traditional harvest celebration. A six-course dinner will be served with each course being prepared by one of NYC’s top chefs. Guests will have the opportunity to share wines from their own cellars* alongside a selection of special vintages from each of the winemaker’s domaines. Wine service will be provided by some of the industry’s best sommeliers with live music setting the stage for the night’s events
*See the FAQ page here for details on recommendations of wines to bring.
*This ticket includes admission to the RDR After Party
JEAN-LOUIS CHAVE HERMITAGE DINNER - SOLD OUT*
Friday, November 17th
*Please contact Abigael at firstname.lastname@example.org to be placed on wait list
NORTHERN RHÔNE TASTING
Saturday, November 18th
RDR After PartY
Saturday, November 18th
10:30pm - 12am
* This is the ticket price for those not attending the 'La Reboule' dinner.
Reboule du Rhône Packages
Want to attend even more of the inaugural Reboule du Rhône weekend? No Kid Hungry is offering exclusvie packages that give you access to all the fun including the exclusive industry-only events. With these packages, you'll get to enjoy a one-of-a-kind experience while providing kids with the healthy food they need every day. In addition, your name will be listed on all available promotion, print collateral, website and social media.
EXCLUSIVE WEEKEND PASS - $15,000- SOLD OUT*
This package can help an elementary school, middle school, and high school make breakfast a part of the school day, ensuring that every child, through their entire school career, starts the day ready to learn.
Includes 2 tickets and admission to: the Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage Dinner on Friday; Terroirs of St. Joseph Seminar, Northern Rhône Tasting, La Reboule, and RDR After Party on Saturday; and Invite-Only Rooftop Reboule at The NoMad on Sunday.
*Please contact Abigael at email@example.com to be placed on the wait list
EXCLUSIVE TWO DAY PASS - $10,000
This package can help two schools launch an in-classroom breakfast program.
Includes 2 tickets and admission to: The Terroirs of St. Joseph Seminar, Northern Rhône Tasting, La Reboule, RDR After Party, and Invite-Only Rooftop Reboule at The NoMad on Sunday.
ALL DAY PASS - $5,000
This package can upgrade a school cafeteria’s kitchen, allowing them to serve breakfast as part of the school day.
Includes 2 tickets and admission to: The Terroirs of St. Joseph Seminar, Northern Rhône Tasting, La Reboule, and RDR After Party on Saturday Night.
Born & bred in New York, Thomas studied neurobiology and classical piano at Cornell University, and all the while worked in restaurants to pay-off his student loans. In January 2011, Thomas diverted from his path toward a medical career, and took on the role of Wine Director at Chef Tom Colicchio’s restaurant Colicchio & Sons in New York City, and would soon thereafter join Chef Daniel Humm and the team behind the world-renowned Eleven Madison Park to create The NoMad in Spring 2012. He opened The NoMad as its Wine Director & helped it achieve its 3-Star New York Times rating within a few months of its opening. Thomas was chosen as one of the Best New Sommeliers of 2012 by Wine & Spirits Magazine, recognized as one of Forbes' 30 Under 30 in 2013, and was most recently named one of Food & Wine’s Sommeliers of the Year of 2015. Most recently, Thomas has gotten into the world of winemaking, and has launched two exciting new wine labels: Terrassen in 2013, and Empire Estate in 2014, both with a focus on New York's exciting upstate wine region, the Finger Lakes. He has also served as the Night Out for No Kid Hungry wine chair for two years.
Dustin Wilson is a Master Sommelier based in New York City and owner of Verve Wine shop in Tribeca. His career spans some of the top restaurants across the US – Frasca Food & Wine in Boulder, CO; The Little Nell, in Aspen; and RN74 in San Francisco. Dustin is best known for his position as Wine Director of the 3 Michelin-starred restaurant, Eleven Madison Park. This expertise led him to have a leading role in the critically acclaimed wine documentary, SOMM, and he was later featured in the film’s sequel, SOMM: Into the Bottle.
We are honored and proud to have the following winemakers from the Northern Rhône participating in the inagural Reboule du Rhône.
Fanck Balthazar, Cornas
Julien Cecilon, Crozes-Hermitage
Aurelien Chatagnier, St. Joseph
Jean-Louis Chave, Hermitage
Guillaume Clusel, Côte-Rôtie
Lionel Faury, St. Joseph
Jean Gonon, St. Joseph
Maxime Graillot, Crozes - Hermitage
Jean-Pierre & Guillaume Monier, St. Joseph
Andre Perret, St. Joseph
WE ARE HONORED AND PROUD TO HAVE THE FOLLOWING wORLD CLASS SOMMELIERS JOIN TO PROVICE TOP NOTCH WINE SERVICE FOR THE INAGURAL REBOULE DU RHÔNE.
Yannick Benjamin | @yannickbenjamin | Wine on Wheels (NYC)
Matthew Conway | @conbeazie | Marc Forgione (NYC)
Levi Dalton | @leviopenswine | I'll Drink to That (NYC)
Michael Engelmann, MS | @sommelier57 | The Modern & Untitled (NYC)
David Gordon | @dgbacchus | Bowler Wines (NYC)
Victoria James | @geturgrapeon | Piora & Cote (NYC)
Maddy Jimerson | @winomad | Anvil Wine Company (Aspen, CO)
Jeff Kellogg | @jkellogg | Kellogg Selections (Charlotte, NC)
Michael Madrigale | @mikemadrigale | Wine Access (NYC)
Carlton McCoy, MS | @carltonmccoy | The Little Nell (Aspen, CO)
Ryan Mills-Knapp | @ryanmillsknapp | R-Squared Selections (NYC)
Cedric Nicaise | @cedlovesbacon | Eleven Madison Park (NYC)
Rajat Parr | @rajatparr | Sandhi & Domaine de la Cote (Santa Barbara, CA)
John Patterson | @jburnspatersoniv | Frankie's Sputino Restaurant Group (NYC)
Juliette Pope | @julietterpope | Bowler Wines (NYC)
Kim Prokoshyn | @winekimberly | Rebelle (NYC)
John Ragan, MS | @vinjohnragan | Union Square Hospitality Group (NYC)
Eric Railsback | @erailsba | Verve Wine (San Francisco, CA)
Grant Reynolds | @grantissimi | Charlie Bird (NYC)
Sabato Sagaria, MS | @sabato3 | Union Square Hospitality Group (NYC)
Jordan Salcito | @jordansalcito | Bellus & Ramona (NYC)
Totte Steneby | @steneby_yes | Portal (Stockholm, Sweden)
Jeff Taylor | @vinojeff | North End Grill (NYC)
Raj Vaidya | @rajvine | Dinex (NYC)
John Wagner | @jasonewagner | Union Square Cafe (NYC)
Steve Wildy | @sommillionaire | Vetri (Philadelphia, PA)
What is a ‘Reboule’?
'La Reboule’ is a traditional end of harvest celebration in France’s Northern Rhône Valley where grape harvesters, winemakers, and cellar staff get together at the end of a successful vintage to toast with great food, wine, & revelry.
What is the dress code for Reboule du Rhône?
The daytime Northern Rhône tasting is a casual, walk-around event. ‘La Reboule’ in the evening is a relaxed, festive, communal dinner where guests should feel free to dress-up, but certainly not formally (‘Business Casual’ at most).
What type of wine should I bring to La Reboule, and how much should I bring?
La Reboule is a chance to share some of your favorite Northern Rhône bottles over a terrific, multi-course meal: a minimum of 1 bottle per person is recommended, but feel free to bring many more, as the atmosphere will be very lively and whatever is not opened by the end of dinner will be sent back home with you.
What should I do with the wine that I am planning to bring to the 'La Reboule' dinner?
There will be a wine concierge on site to accept your wine for you anytime from the beginning of the Northern Rhône Tasting during the day through the beginning of the 'La Reboule' dinner in the evening. Additional instructions and details for bringing and/or shipping your wine for the event will be emailed to you if you are a 'La Reboule' ticket holder.
My company is interested in partnering with Reboule du Rhône as a sponsor. Whom should I contact for more information?
Please contact Kaye Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org
I am a food/wine journalist. Whom should I contact for more information about the event?
Please contact Natalie Gerke at email@example.com.
Do you issue refunds?
We do not issue refunds, but would be more than happy to transfer your ticket to someone else to attend in your place. Please contact Abigael at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-601-8196 for more information.
Who can I contact if I have a question that is not answered here in the FAQ's?
Please email any additional questions to Abigael Blumenthal at email@example.com