About Us

Chief (Michael Kimelman) is the founder of VDLT. His mantra of Live life, it’s the greatest game ever invented has driven his many achievements and is truly evident in his larger-than-life personality. He is a founding partner of the financial advisory firm Kimelman & Baird and founded the acclaimed standardbred horse breeding farm, Blue Chip Farms in Wallkill, NY. Chief also serves as a member of the board of Hackley School. His passion for wine and the VDLT experience is what makes our community so unique.


Gregory Kramer is Owner & Managing Director of VDLT. Greg (aka, the Guru) has spent most of his life trying to slake an unquenchable thirst for terrific wine and food experiences. He tried to figure out how to make this passion his career. The Voix de la Terre Community is the answer. Here, wine can be his work, but he does not have to be a wine professional (even if he knows enough to be one). He can dedicate himself to sharing his knowledge and experiences with the VDLT Community and continue to learn, grow and travel. He vows to always Drink Distinct.