Reynolds Family Winery
The Reynolds Family interest in wine started when the youngest boy, Steve Reynolds, was living in Germany as a young teenager. Wine was always part of his daily life and his father often took the whole family on wine tasting trips through Europe. He is grateful to his father for sharing his passion and infecting him with his enthusiasm for wine. Steve and his father dreamt of building a winery together and their vision became reality when he and his wife, Suzie, traded their dental practice for the life of wine growers in 1994.
The winery is Tuscan style, one of Steve’s father’s favorite wine growing regions, and is surrounded by 10 acres Cabernet Sauvignon, planted in 1996. Their first vintage was produced in 1999, and they now create eight wines, including a Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, two Pinot Noir’s (from the Russian River Valley and Los Carneros), a Merlot, the Estate Cabernet, a Reserve Stag’s Leap Cabernet Sauvignon and a red wine Bordeaux blend appropriately called “Persistence” TM. Steve Reynolds, Winemaker and Owner, has long championed the Triangle Wine Experience and the children of the Frankie Lemmon School.
Vidrio is the bold vision of restauranteur Lou Moshakos. Built on the philosophy of “love is the most important ingredient,” Vidrio is a family dream years in the making.
As a native of Lykovrisi, Greece, Lou is the son of farmers living off the bounty of the land. Meals highlighted fresh fish, slow roasted meat, village olive oil, seasonal fruits and vegetables, and most importantly, family. When Lou speaks of his family, it is always centered around the table and filled with laughter, stories, and love.
This communal tradition of dining and sharing is captured in the essence of Vidrio. Vidrio embraces the Mediterranean dining philosophy – rooting it in the respect for the ingredient, the nourishment of food for our bodies and to use the time around the table to reconnect with each other. Making dining the occasion to gather together.
And, no Mediterranean meal is complete without wine or olive oil. With 50 wines on tap and over 300 bottles, the variety of wine is sure to please. As an added detail, Vidrio imports the purest Greek olive oil from Lou’s village. Vrisi 36 olive oil completes every dish with the highest regard to the excellent health benefits of this liquid gold.
Vidrio is an open window into the Mediterranean. Sharing plates both large and small are made with the freshest ingredients allowing the flavor to shine. Handcrafted seasonal cocktails with exotic spirits are exciting and delightful. The vibrant, modern environment is visually mesmerizing and filled with warm, personal hospitality. These touches speak to the patience, creative vision and hard work of Lou Moshakos and his attention to detail to bring this ode to the Mediterranean to Raleigh.