I have always dreamed of making Pinot Noir - a remarkable grape that identifies the great terroirs of the world.

A wine from a close collaboration between Philippe Cambie & Adam Lee


Beau Marchais is a new winery created by American Pinot Noir producer Adam Lee and famed vintner, Philippe Cambie.


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  • Adam Lee

    Adam Lee is a child of the South as well, Texas to be specific. He came to winemaking after stints in wine retail, wine wholesale, and selling wine on the restaurant floor. In 1994, he co-founded and produced Siduri Wines, named one of California’s Top 20 Pinot Noir producers. Although he sold Siduri in 2015, he continues to make those wines along with the wines from his own small winery, Clarice Wine Company. Adam also consults with several boutique wineries throughout California. You can learn more about Adam by following him on Instagram and Facebook.

  • Philippe Cambie

    Philippe Cambie is a child of the South of France. He grew up on his family’s vineyard in the Languedoc, received a diploma of Enology at the University of Montpellier. Philippe lives in Chateauneuf-du-Pape, where he produces his own wines, Les Halos de Jupiter. He also consults for wineries throughout the south of France as well as Morocco, Macedonia, and in Washington State and California. Philippe has been named Robert Parker’s Enologist of the Year and was described as “Chateauneuf-du-Pape’s driving force” by Wine Spectator. You can read more about Philippe on his website and learn more by following him on Instagram and Facebook.

The Story

Loosely translated, “Beau Marchais” means “Beautiful Walking.”

Pierre Beaumarchais was a French playwright, inventor, musician, spy, and so much more. For the purpose of our winery, Beaumarchais was also one of the strongest supporters of France’s involvement on the side of the Colonists during the American Revolution. Prior to France officially entering the war, he set up a fake business, Roderigue Hortalez and Company, which Louis XVI used to send weapons, munitions, clothing and other supplies to the American rebels. These efforts directly led to the American victory at the Battle of Saratoga.

The idea of making this wine together is viewed by both of us as a beautiful walk together. A journey taken by colleagues, by friends, along the path of wine that we both love. And the idea of a French man, working together with Americans to promote something they both believe in – that obviously appealed as well.

Beau Marchais is all of that – friends, American and French, walking together towards a shared belief in producing transformational Pinot Noir.