The grapes are the composer. Their variety and terroir establish the melody. The vineyard is the orchestra, the plants waking up each morning to the sounds of Mozart or Brahms. When they get in full swing, it’s a Beethoven.
Most are on a first-name basis with Mel and to boot, seem to know the names of other patrons. And if they don’t, it doesn’t take long before everyone is talking, laughing and comparing notes on the wines.
Patrons can sit at outdoor tables, wine-barreled indoor tables or at the wine bar itself. Wines consumed at the bar can be purchased by the bottle or glass. And those by the glass come directly from wine barrels.
Per Brandon “ever since I can remember I've wanted to be a chef and to make people smile by cooking for them. There was never another option for me." Raised on a farm in Marrero just outside of New Orleans, Brandon doesn’t remember the family going to the store much as they raised their own chickens and beef and used whatever was growing outside in the fields for their table.