One could say that wine is part of Bernard Portet8217;s DNA. Born in Bordeaux, France, Bernard grew up playing in the vineyards of Chateau Lafite-Rothschild. As the son of the estate’s long-time regisseur, Bernard learned his craft from some of the world’s finest winemakers. He later moved to the United States and founded Clos du Val, a Napa valley estate renowned for its balanced and elegant red blends. A year after retiring Bernard, along with industry veteran Don Chase, launched Heritance. This Napa Valley based negociant label produces elegant, accessible, balanced wines that pair beautifully with food.