Valentin Humer, founder and company president, has devoted over 25 years to the mission of creating the highest quality grapeseed oil. An Austrian born, European-trained chef with extensive experience in the creation and preparation of healthy gourmet food, Valentin came to the United States after more than a decade of working with some of the finest restaurants throughout Europe. While in Manhattan, Valentin was introduced to grapeseed oil. He was amazed with the versatility, high smoke point and its health benefits and dedicated himself full-time to studying the attributes of grapeseed oil.
Valentin, now considered the foremost authority on grapeseed oil, and his wife, Nanette, have been building an industry, introducing grapeseed oil and its unique attributes and health benefits to people all over the world. Nanette's strong background in the retail industry as a visual merchandising director for some of the country's top retailers has played a key role in achieving award winning packaging design.
Valentin's vision to create an industry for grapeseed oil that contributes to people's health and well-being, and to make Salute Santé! Grapeseed Oil the healthy choice of every household, has come to fruition. In addition to producing the highest quality natural grapeseed oil, Food & Vine, Inc. has created five award winning flavored oils, each of which is infused with all natural, fresh herbs and spices: Basil, Lemon, Chili, Rosemary and Roasted Garlic.
Finally, Food & Vine, Inc. is the first to introduce 13 exceptional, limited-production Extra Virgin Cold Pressed grapeseed oils made from fresh grape seeds in the Napa Valley. Best as a finishing oil, you can now pair your culinary creation with your wine, taking the marriage of food and wine to a whole new level!
Salute Santé! Grapeseed Oil is now highly visible in the better stores in the retail marketplace as well as in the food service industry. The company also actively pursues commercial manufacturers encouraging them to convert to heart-healthy Salute Santé! Grapeseed Oil. Food & Vine, Inc. encourages the development of other brand names in the market by supplying bulk product as well as extensive product knowledge education. These brands are endowed with a neutral grapeseed oil "quality logo", a symbol of the highest quality grapeseed oil available. Salute Santé! Grapeseed Oil is the perfect oil for the health conscious gourmet.
Salute Santé!...to your health!