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Damien Georis's passion for wine was ignited as a young boy in Belgium when an old family friend, Madeleine, gave him his first sip. Over countless visits and explorations of her incredible wine cellar, Damien's interest grew, laying the foundations of a future career. After studying enology at Bordeaux University and working as winemaker for Château Nénin and Château Olivier, Damien found further inspiration in France's Loire Valley and its signature grape Cabernet Franc. As he moved to California in 2005, he decided to create a wine that would express the best of this elegant, delicate and refined varietal. It was to be named Madeleine. He later released Madeleine "L'Arsouille" Pinot Blanc. Crisp and refreshing, this wine is crafted to reveal the subtlety and complexity of this underrated grape. The cuvee "Maddie", blend of Cabernet Franc and Syrah, completed the lineup.  Limited production so enjoy them while you can.

Winemaker: Damien Georis

Wines Produced

  • Cabernet Franc
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Chenin Blanc
  • Late Harvest /Dessert
  • Pinot Blanc
  • Red Blend