Château de Lavernette

Generations of winemakers passed from father to son passion vine, wine and terroir. They are now in the 12th and 13th generation of winemakers exploiting the vineyards of Château de Lavernette. At the border of the Maconnais and Beaujolais.

They are driven by the desire to make high quality wines, the most pure and natural as possible in the utmost respect for the environment.



Established in 2002 by winegrower and proprietor Eric Sussman, Radio-Coteau works closely with select cool-climate coastal vineyard sites in Western Sonoma County and Anderson Valley to produce wines with vibrant, balanced fruit and a distinct sense of place. Focus is on detailed and sustainable viticulture in conjunction with a natural, non-interventionist approach in the cellar to more accurately reflect the unique character of each site and season. The winery is situated in Sebastopol, and the estate vineyard is located in the hills above Occidental.


Wine that lives naturally. Working Biodynamic is a process. It requires patience and carefulness for many years. The sustainable attitude to our resources is attended by persistent development and evolvement of our Angus steers that populate the MEINKLANG landscape. These good-natured beasts of the steppe are wonderfully adapted to the Pannonian grasslands and are not only an aesthetic addition to the Seewinkel landscape; they also complete an ecological circle.

This is unique in Austrian wine country, the estate’s own cattle herd is the source for nutritious, organic dung for the vineyards. The imposing reed belt of the national park seems to disappear into the Pannonian steppe as vineyards meet up with the never-ending horizon. It is here that the Michlits family, Austrian’s leading bio-dynamic vintner, cultivate 55 hectares of vineyards interspersed amongst the small ponds of the steppe.

So, if you look closely you’ll notice the steer’s head on your pretty pink bottle of 100% Austrian Pinot Noir. Those are the guys we have to thank for their rich by-product to feed the beautiful pinot noir vines to give us this satisfying and delicious frizzante wine. The wine is fruity (but not too), dry and easy drinking.