Denise and Stephen Adams are Americans but francophiles. Passionate about France and its wines, they decided to invest in Saint-Emilion by taking over the Château Fonplégade in 2004, a Grand Cru Classé which they want to elevate to the rank of Premier Cru Classé. Four years later, they will invest in the Napa Valley to create ADAMVS…
Find these personalities in the documentary “Eastbound Westbound – A winemaker’s story from Bordeaux and California” which will soon be broadcast on an S.V.O.D.
Château Fonplégade’s name (literally “fountain of plenty”) was derived from the historic 13th century stone fountain that graces the estate’s vineyard. It quenched the thirst of passing pilgrims for hundreds of years, and continues to provide sustenance to the estate’s vines in the driest vintages.
Providence has blessed our land on the southwest slopes of Saint-Emilion with ideal terroir, climate and soils for producing some of the world’s finest Merlot and Cabernet Franc grapes. Set upon the region’s celebrated limestone plateau, Château Fonplégade is adjacent to several legendary wine estates.
At Château Fonplégade, we are proud to be one of the pioneers of biodynamic viticulture on Bordeaux’s legendary Right Bank. We feel it is our privilege and responsibility to be devoted stewards of this precious land so that it may be preserved for generations to come”. – Denise Adams, Proprietor
Filmmaker: Jean-Philippe Claverie
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Chateau Fonplegade’s movie clip from Eastbound Westbound – A winemaker’s story from Bordeaux and California
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