The Whiteface Lodge (The Leading Hotels of the World) in Lake Placid partnered with The French Corner and Chateau La Croix des Pins to create its own private label wine. Chateau La Croix des Pins was the first Estate that converted to Organic farming in the south Rhone region in the 90’s. The Domaine is led by Jean-Pierre Valade (picture) who is also the technical director for the IOC, the largest wine laboratory in France. Sommelier Christopher Locke sampled various grape varieties from several terroirs in order to make a one of a kind cuvee. This Ventoux 2014 cuvee carries the French “certified Organic” label. The cuvee was launched at the Lodge on June 2nd and is a limited edition only available at the Whiteface Lodge !