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Texan Barrett Wissman’s Club for Oeniphiles

Domus Artium Reserve’s Pairing of Wine & Culinary Masterminds is Unmatched

Award-winning chefs Thomas Keller, Yannick Alléno, Carlo Cracco and master winemakers Michel Rolland and Riccardo Cotarella, together with wine critic Antonio Galloni recently unveiled Domus Artium Reserve, a groundbreaking collaborative venture of the culinary and wine worlds. At the launch celebration, held at the legendary Ristorante Cracco in Milan, it was revealed that Chef Keller and Rolland are collaborating on a French Bordeaux blend, which will be made available later this year in a limited first-run to be sold in Keller’s world-famous restaurants including Per Se and The French Laundry as well as to members via an exclusive waitlist. Rolland and Cotarella also announced that they have partnered to create the world’s first 50/50 French-Italian wine, Four Hands, and on August 4, they’ll launch a collaboration between Michel Rolland, Robert Redford and his wife Sibylle Szaggars Redford, the profits from which will go to the Redfords' foundation The Way of the Rain.  The waitlist for each of them can be accessed via the Domus Artium Reserve website, www.domusartiumreserve.com, where interested potential members can submit applications.

Members will have access to unparalleled culinary, wine and arts events, be able to enjoy partner clubhouses across Europe and at the highest tier, have the opportunity to make their own French or Italian wine with oenological luminaries Rolland and Cotarella.

Domus Artium Reserve is the brainchild of Texas native Barrett Wissman, a serial arts entrepreneur and Chairman Emeritus of IMG Artists. He says it’s the culmination of a lifelong dream to bring together his passion for wine and food with a social and arts experience. “I came to Thomas, Michel, Carlo, Yannick, Ricardo and Antonio with the idea for Domus Artium Reserve because it is what I was myself searching for,” says Wissman.  “For all the arts, food and wine festivals I have either founded or attended, around the world, I always wondered ‘what would it be like if we can make this a truly innovative and immersive experience with the finest talent in the culinary and oenological arts in the world at the most exclusive locations?’   When Michel and Riccardo said they would be willing to make wines with our members I knew we had something not just unique but also unprecedented.”

Thomas Keller says: “To have the opportunity to develop a unique wine alongside legendary winemaker Michel Rolland is for me a dream come true. Domus Artium Reserve brings together the best of the best and it’s inspiring to be part of this collaborative partnership as a founder. I look forward to being able to lead in curating unique and immersive experiences for our members.”

Michel Rolland added: “The connection between wine and cuisine is of course inseparable.  To be able to work with Thomas and Riccardo to create these unique wines is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. I can’t wait for other people to enjoy not only our wine but also experience all that the Domus Artium Reserve membership has to offer.”

Domus Artium Reserve’s first permanent clubhouse is in one of Rome’s most historical and opulent palaces:  Palazzo Ruspoli. The Ruspoli family, with whom the Club has partnered, welcome members to stay at Palazzo Ruspoli as well as host events, dinners and tastings on the premises.  Domus Artium Reserve says it will continue to add permanent clubhouses for its members to experience and enjoy during the course of 2024 and beyond.

  • Palazzo Ruspoli
  • Barrett Wissman and Chef Carlo Cracco