Renowned New Orleans fine-dining establishment, Restaurant R’evolution, has partnered with family-owned and California-based Donati Family Vineyard to launch a special Cabernet Sauvignon varietal, sold exclusively through Restaurant R’evolution’s newly established wine brand. The curated blend is 95 percent Cabernet Sauvignon, 3 percent Merlot and 2 percent Cabernet Franc. The grapes used were sourced from the Paicines AVA, the ninth-oldest appellation in California, established in 1982. 

Priced at $15 per glass and $60 per bottle, the Cabernet Sauvignon will also be available across all of Royal Sonesta New Orleans’ on-property dining and entertainment outlets, including The Jazz Playhouse and Desire Oyster Bar, as well as throughout the luxury hotel’s banquet and catering events. 

“We are thrilled to unveil this collaboration and launch a new Cabernet Sauvignon from our portfolio with a team that understands and appreciates all aspects of great wine,” says Donati Family Vineyard Founder Ron Donati. “We look forward to a successful and exciting partnership with the renowned culinary creators of Restaurant R’evolution.”

Known for its world-class, custom-built glass and wood wine cellar, which houses an inventory of more than 10,000 bottles, the launch marks the first in-house branded and labeled wine offering in Restaurant R'evolution's history.

“After recently celebrating our seventh anniversary, we’re proud to expand our offerings further with this exclusive wine,” says General Manager Luis Ochoa. “Made possible through Wine Director Steven Russett’s collaboration with Donati Family Vineyard, we look forward to providing the French Quarter with this new specialty Cabernet Sauvignon.”

Still to come, Restaurant R'evolution will be unveiling two more varietals – Pinot Noir and Chardonnay – later this year. The popular fine-dining destination is housed inside landmark luxury hotel Royal Sonesta New Orleans, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary throughout 2019. For more information or to set reservations, visit or call 504-553-2277.

About Donati Family Vineyard
The core of Donati Family Vineyard’s award-winning wine portfolio has always been focused on Bordeaux varieties. These include Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, as well as their popular Claret blend. The Donati Family Vineyard winery is located in Templeton, California, in the heart of Paso Robles Wine Country. For more information visit  

About Restaurant R’evolution
Restaurant R’evolution is the first joint venture of award-winning chefs John Folse and Rick Tramonto, offering modern, imaginative reinterpretations of classic Cajun and Creole cuisine. Located inside the iconic Royal Sonesta New Orleans hotel in the heart of the French Quarter, Restaurant R’evolution’s menu reflects a melding of the chefs’ distinct culinary styles. Steeped in the diverse historic and cultural influences of Louisiana, the menu features not only the chefs’ interpretations of New Orleans classics such as gumbo, po’ boys, and beignets, but also new creations highlighting ingredients from what Chef Folse refers to as “the swamp floor pantry.” Tableside service components play an important role in the dining experience, promoting guest engagement about the history and evolution of the food they are enjoying. For reservations or additional information, call 504-553-2277 or visit


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