FOOD & VINE, INC.
Food & Vine, Inc. purveyors of Salute Santé! Grapeseed Oils is indisputably the pioneer of grapeseed oil in America. Furthermore, Food & Vine lives by the phrase “Salute and Santé!”, a common toast meaning “to your health” in both French and Italian. We embrace this toast of the two leading countries in the production of wine and grapeseed oil.
Salute Santé! is the industry leader in the creation and distribution of this healthiest-of-oils. Salute Santé! combines the highest quality grapeseed oil with award-winning packaging. Above all, it’s a healthy alternative to all other oils. Salute Santé! Grapeseed Oil proves that food prepared in this pure, delicate oil can both taste good and be good for you.
Valentin Humer, Food & Vine Inc. founder and president is 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 hotels throughout Europe. While in Manhattan, Valentin met store designer Nanette, and together they discovered grapeseed oil. The versatility, high smoke point, and health benefits of the oil amazed them.. Their passion for healthy, delicious food and sustainable alternatives for better health led their quest to California. Ultimately, they founded Food & Vine Inc. and the Salute Santé! brand in 1994. Finally in 2010 they began making cold pressed grapeseed oil and started the production for grapeseed flour.
Commitment to Quality
Valentin has devoted over 25 years to creating the highest quality grapeseed oil and is now considered the foremost authority on grapeseed oil. Together, Valentin and his wife, Nanette, introduce grapeseed oil to people all over the world. They educate people about the unique attributes and health benefits of oil made from grape seeds. Nanette has a strong background in the retail industry. In the past, she was a visual merchandising director for some of the country’s top retailers. Her experience played a key role in achieving award-winning packaging design.
Valentin’s vision is to create an industry for grapeseed oil that contributes to people’s health and well-being. He brought this vision to life by making Salute Santé! Grapeseed Oil the healthy choice of every household. Without a doubt, Salute Santé! Grapeseed Oil is the perfect oil for the health-conscious gourmet.
The Original Grapeseed Oil is Cold Pressed and gently refined. This process removes the natural chlorophyll, color, and waxes that are present in the oil, resulting in a lighter tasting oil.
In addition to producing the highest quality natural grapeseed oil, Food & Vine, Inc. has also created five award-winning flavored oils. Each oil 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 Extra Virgin Cold Pressed grapeseed oils made from fresh Napa Valley grape seeds. You can now pair your culinary creation with your wine. Taking the marriage of food and wine to a whole new level!
In The Community
Salute Santé! Grapeseed Oil is highly visible in the specialty retail marketplace and the food service industry. Food and Vine Inc. actively encourages commercial manufacturers to convert to heart-healthy Salute Santé! Grapeseed Oil. Also urging the development of other brands in the market by supplying bulk product and extensive product education. These brands carry a neutral grapeseed oil “quality logo”, a symbol of the highest quality grapeseed oil available.