U.S. Sen. David Vitter, Chairman of the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Committee, today announced Landry Vineyards and Winery of West Monroe, La. to be Small Business of the Week.

“In the last 15 years, Landry Vineyards and Winery has grown from an idea to a flourishing small business, persevering through all obstacles in the Landry family’s path – whether it’s a natural disaster or burdensome regulations,” said Vitter. “As I work to make sure that the voices and concerns of small business owners across the country are heard in Washington, the history and success of Landry Vineyards serve as an inspiring reminder of what is worth fighting for.”

In 1999 Jeff and Libby Landry began growing Blanc Du Bois grapes on two acres in Folsom, La. in pursuit of their dream to own and operate a vineyard. After the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, the Landry family moved their operation to higher ground in the hill country of West Monroe. Today, the wines produced at Landry Vineyards are available in over 300 stores throughout Louisiana and can be purchased online to ship across the country.

As Chairman of the Small Business Committee, Vitter is continuing the tradition of honoring local small businesses each week.