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Who’s Fearless? Hortense Bernard

Who I am:

Hortense Bernard created her own branch of her family company, Millesima, USA.

My company:

Millesima, USA has been a fine wine merchant in New York City since 2006. It features a large assortment of wines and vintages from Bordeaux among others, with a retail location in NYC’s Upper East Side.


My fear:

I was afraid of starting a branch of the company, which is family owned since 1983, in the US.

How I overcame it:

I wanted to ensure that I carry the family legacy forward into the fourth generation.

What happened next:

We are the first foreign company to obtain a wine and spirits license in the state and one of the top five largest buyers of Bordeaux