Don and Evelyn Bonds
Since he was a young man, Don Bonds’ dream was to own a wine and spirits store. Instead life took him on different roads including owning and running a printing company in Nashville for 25 years alongside wife, Evelyn, and son, JR. The opportunity did finally arrive when his hometown of Hendersonville decided to allow an additional liquor license in 2011 – the first for the city in 40 years! After being awarded a Certificate of Compliance by the city the dream became reality in June of 2013 when Don, Evelyn and JR opened the doors of the newly constructed Pour Vous! Wine, Beer and Spirits Warehouse. Don still can’t believe his dream is reality and enjoys sharing his love of wine, special brews and especially bourbons with customers. His goal is for the store to be a clean, well-lighted, open and friendly place where everyone feels comfortable to browse and learn about the ever-changing offerings available locally and from literally all around the world. Don loves to find and introduce new products to anyone interested. He is often found roaming the aisles at Pour Vous! with customers and friends discussing everything from wine to brown spirits to how hand-rolled cigars go through over 3000 steps in production. Evelyn enjoys researching and acquiring fun and unique gift, party and bar items. She also organizes tastings and education events. “Pour Vous customers are a joy to talk with – I learn so much from them and they have been so encouraging and excited about the store it gets me excited everyday. Life holds many difficulties, so being able to help celebrate holidays, birthdays, weddings, achievements, or any gathering is so rewarding!”
General Manager, JR Bonds, also shared his Dad’s dream of being an alcoholic beverage retailer while working as a printing plant manager for two decades. His biggest passion is for beer and local breweries exploding the current market with creative new flavors. What is not yet bottled he is working to bring to the growler station as soon as available. You may also find him in the tequila section or discussing the latest single barrel bourbon he hand selected.
Ted Tieves hails from California wine country and while living in Modesto met many of the great wine makers in Napa, Sonoma and Mendocina. He was a busy Director of Nursing during the day, but free time found him extensively touring wineries in Amadon County, Monterey, Pasa Robles and Santa Barbara. He later moved to Orange County and continued to pursue his passion of searching for wines from all over the world. “My palate and appreciation of wine was developed in Modesto, California and has continued to this day. After retiring and moving to Hendersonville, TN Pour Vous has allowed me to continue my love for wine and those who enjoy it. I am the proud father of 25-year-old Stefani.”