chasseuse de vins vivant

 WiNE HuNTeR

I  scour the French countryside looking for the best natural wines to offer restaurants & wine merchants in New York & California. Find our wines in California through Sylvester Rovine Selections.

 
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BoNJOuR

Hello, my name is Camille.

 

I was raised in Paris and the Loire Valley amongst the vineyards and caves. By the age of 16 I was skipping school to go to wine tastings. My mother noticed my enthusiasm for drinking so she enrolled me in my first wine classes. My initial epicurean interests soon became a career choice, and in 2003 I graduated from the Ecole Hoteliere de Paris, then completed a Bachelors degree in hotel & restaurant management at Universite Dauphine. Internships as a chef de partie in northern England and as assistant food & beverage manager in a four-star hotel in Paris, strengthened my bacchanalian desire to work in this field; more specifically in the wine industry. 

 

My first official wine internship was at Morrell Wine & Company. After two years on the retail side, I wanted to get a sense of the import and distribution world so I started working for Frederick Wildman and Son’s. I worked like a mad woman for 5 years selling wine and traveling the world to taste and meet winemakers. During the summer of 2011, while traveling through the vineyards of France, meeting winemakers, I came to the realization that I was drawn to wines that were more on the “natural” side; and Camille Rivière Selections was born. Presently, I live in Brooklyn with my wife, Jamie, and travel back and forth to France to hunt for amazing wines.


Main Photograph by Lizzie Munro for punch

 
 

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SeLECTiON

Natural & ALIVE French Wines

 
 
 

CoNTAcT

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