Chateau Rollat Winery

(910) 395-2784 6716 Hardscrabble Ct
Wilmington, NC 28409
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Edouard Rollat came to America in 1903 with his lovely wife, Sophie, and their young daughter, Ida. Edouard was an imposing figure, standing six feet two inches tall and weighing well over 200 pounds. He was a serious, stately man who almost always wore a suit and either a straw hat or bowler. His mustache was neatly cropped and groomed. Sophie was a soft spoken person of elegance and grace. She had long, flowing hair which she wore swirled atop her head like a large cinnamon roll. They emigrated from central France and western Switzerland where their family had made wine for many generations. A classic American story for the time, Rollat began plying his trade in New York where their ship had arrived. He quickly rose in stature and position to become the wine steward/sommelier at the prestigious Café Martin on 27th St. Throughout his adult life, Rollat was a prominent figure in the New York City wine business. In 1920, when the Eighteenth Amendment established Prohibition, Rollat’s beloved wine cellar Read more »

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Sémillon

    History of the grape: Little is documented about the early years of this grape, which is surprising due to its distin...

  • Abouriou

    Abouriou is a black-skinned red wine grape grown mainly in South West France. It is primarily found as a blending com...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

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