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Antonin Rodet Wine Dinner (6-Course) at the City Club

  • City Club of Baton Rouge 355 North Boulevard Baton Rouge, LA, 70801 United States (map)
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time: 6:30pm Reception | 7:00pm Dinner (6-Course)

cost: $85++ Per Person

attire: Jacket Recommended

This event is open to the entire City Club membership!

Seating is very limited, so make your reservations today!

Join us on Wed., July 12th for a 6-Course dinner expertly paired by Chef Eric Brandt and Anne-Laure Hernette highlighting the superb wines of Antonin Rodet, established in 1875.


HER PHILOSOPHY: To ensure high quality grapes, we have embraced the concept of "viniculture", a word which is the contraction of "vinification" and "viticulture". The function of vinicultarist incorporates two distinct and essential phases in winemaking: work in the vineyard and in the cellar.

Anne-Laure Hernette is Rodet's vinicultarist and ambassador. She creates the blends and guarantees the consistency of quality and style. She also chooses the best available grapes. She works hand-in-hand with Georges Piazzon, the estate vineyard manager and his team to follow the vine development and gives advice on viticultural practice.

Highlighting the expression of each plot, I like pure, authentic wines, reflecting their terroir. The Cote Chalonnaise located in the "department" of the $/!one-et-Loire proudly represents the South of the famous wine-growing Burgundy. Soils and "climats" here are similar to those of Cote d'Or and so is the vinification process. Mainly facing South-East, the Cote Chalonnaise is marked by variations which result in many types of terroir within the five appellations representative of this wine region. It is absolutely fascinating to unveil these specificities to wine lovers. Our wines are partially aged in oak and I pay particular attention to the choice of the barrels to obtain the best suited ageing process. 

Help us welcome Anne-Laure Hernette of the esteemed Antonin Rodet all the way from Burgundy as she hosts this incredible wine dinner. Anne-Laure Hernette, young woman winemaker in France, is Rodet’s vinicultarist and ambassador. She creates the blends and guarantees the consistency of quality and style. Seating is Limited. Open to all City Club members and invited guest(s).

Since 1875: In the heart of the village of Mercurey, Le Clos Antonin Rodet is like an oasis of greenery, and has just opened a new tasting circuit on the Côte Chalonnaise.

Our Origins: Our House Antonin Rodet has been rhyming with Mercurey since 1875, the year of the founding of the House, by Antoine Rodet, known as Antonin.

His father, Francois was a grocer in Chalon-sur-Saone and a clever businessman and quickly added the trade of wine-broker to his various activities. Chalon-sur-Saone at this time was an important hub in the wine trade. The town, in the 19th Century, with the arrival of the railway and important river traffic, experienced an important economic boom. The young Antoine thus learned about business dealings at a young age.

However, it was his marriage to Marie-Francoise Adenot, the daughter of a farming family based close to Mercurey which triggered the foundation of the future wine-merchant Antonin Rodet because the young woman’s inheritance provided Antoine with considerable land, which gave a framework to his new company. Antoine did not hesitate to invest in the vineyard, despite the phylloxera epidemic.

Upon the death of Antoine, his son Antonin then aged 25, succeeded him at the head of the family business. At the time, Maison Antonin Rodet was a flourishing wine-merchant in full expansion. A businesss traveller since he was 16 years old, Antonin possessed experience of groundwork which he put to good use in bringing Maison Antonin Rodet into international markets. His youth and dynamism were major factors in the commercial development and enhanced reputation of his wines.

From generation to generation, although the Rodet family is no longer involved, the spirit of Antonin and his father lives on : fierce defenders of the vineyard of Southern Burgundy to which they dedicated their lives.

Reservations Required. Open to all City Club Members and Invited Guest(s). 

City Club Member Reservation Options: 

Call the Club at 225.387.5767, by email at, or online visit the Members Only Area @ 

City Club Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: 7:30 - 9:00 a.m. (M-F)

Lunch: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (M-F)

Dinner: 5:30 - 9:00 p.m. (W-Sat) 

Member General Dining at the Club is open from 5:30 till 9:00 Wednesday - Saturday.

Thank You For Allowing Us To Serve You!
The City Club Staff