WELCOME TO ADMIRABLE WINES
Admirable Wines have been awarded for their outstanding quality at international wine competitions in Europe and the United States. Made from the finest Malibu-grown grapes and crafted with decades of French experience, Admirable Wines are the perfect blend of terroir and tradition.
The year was conducive to travel, as much for pleasure as to promote our ADMIRABLE wines from our family vineyard in Malibu, California.
The whole family headed for South America at the end of 2015. Firstly to discover spectacular Machu Picchu and Peru, Santiago de Chile and its Carmeneres, spectacular and still unspoilt Patagonia, Mendoza and the Argentinean vineyards, the Iguazu Falls dividing Argentina and Brazil and Rio whose bay was swarming with people celebrating the local festivals in early January.
On a professional note, in February Didier and I went to Colombia and Mexico to present our two wine ranges!
In March, the Prowein and Hong Kong Vinexpo trade fairs preceded a tour of Europe (Scandinavia, London, Brussels…) with the Californian wine producers’ association.
The first 6 months were also conducive to a host of medals and recognition (“Winery of the Year” in New York, Nova de Diamant in Monaco and a score of 93 out of 100 and a Gold Medal for Le Vigneronne, for example).
We now have 7 wines in our range and a vineyard in Malibu, California, which continues to flourish thanks to the nurturing ocean freshness. In August, the town of Malibu authorized planting in the adjacent lot that belongs to us; this will be done after the harvests in November. We are now owners of a vineyard in the official “Malibu Coast” appellation, and in the actual town of Malibu. A little like if we had a vineyard in the actual town of Saint-Tropez in France!
For my part, I have also been working hard over summer, as I have finished writing three essays which you can find and download from our website. The first “Proud to be Californian” will amuse you because it addresses typically Californian recipes, from Ranch dressing to Caesar salad.
The second tells the story of Malibu and what makes it a unique place: the surf, the Californian sunshine but also the vines planted in 1800 and the celebrities.
The third essay explains how to start collecting wines “Worst-case scenario: you can drink it”, with a few tips on how to get going with your own personal wine cellar. A summary for me who has accumulated many bottles and had the pleasure of sharing them often, with wine lovers and grand connoisseurs. End of August – early September, we harvested our grapes of course, beginning the weekend of the 27th to encourage acidity over sugar and create fresh and aromatic wines. I just sampled both Viognier 2016 and Syrah 2015 …They came out even better than expected !
Thanksgiving made us all happy in the US, an un-missable occasion in November. And now, it is time in December to wish you every happiness for this future 2017 year! And above all, we raise our glass of Champagne to your health, the most precious of all treasures.
–Béatrice Cointreau & Didier Guiraud
–Maximilien, Alexandre & Nicole, Adrien
ADMIRABLE Family Vineyards “Malibu Coast AVA” Wines
Cabernet-Sauvignon | Syrah | Merlot | Others
Our top varietals: the fantastic Cabernet Sauvignon, the subtle Merlot, the strong Cabernet Franc, and flamboyant Syrah. A perfectly balanced combination.
Syrah | Cabernet-Franc
This combination took Beatrice decades to develop and it’ll take you two seconds to love. A beautiful blend of the top varietals from Bordeaux and Burgundy.
ADMIRABLE Family Vineyards “Santa Barbara County AVA” Wines
Cabernet-Sauvignon | Others
This vintage is an homage to Beatrice’s roots in the south of France and California love. Prized for their smooth, silky texture and complex, robust structure.
Viognier | Chardonnay
White wine from white grapes. An experienced perfume maker, Beatrice balances the powerful aromatic notes of the Viognier with the freshness of the Chardonnay.
Syrah | Merlot | Others
An amazing flavorful combination of the world’s most popular red wine grape varieties, enhanced by 3 decades of expertise, Vigneronne is a perfected red wine.
Wine Club | Promotions Of The Month
Thank you for joining the Admirable Wine Club. As a member, you will receive 6 shipments per year. Each shipment will contain three bottles. After one year of membership you will receive a special free shipment to thank you for your support.
Your Wine Club benefits
- 20% off your wine club 6 shipments, which are automatically billed first days of the month.
- 20% off for items purchased at the e-boutique.
- One free shipment in December, after one year (6 shipments) of membership.
- And much more…
Wine Club | Winemaker’s Choice
6 shipment of three bottles from our Admirable Wines collection. $125 per shipment. View Offer
Wine Club | Red Wines Only
6 shipment of three bottles from our red wines collection. $135 per shipment. View Offer
Wine Club | White Wines Only
6 shipment of three bottles from our white wines collection. $90 per shipment. View Offer
Wine Club | So Happy Rosé Only
6 shipment of two magnums of So Happy Rosé. $80 per shipment. View Offer
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Admirable Wines Malibu
Welcome to ADMIRABLE WINES
Dear Wine Lovers and Collectors:
As a member of the Wine Academy of France, I successfully managed both Cognac and Champagne companies for almost three decades, traveling around the world, yet always coming back to beautiful Malibu.
I fell in love with Southern California’s exceptional beauty, Mediterranean climate, and unparalleled terroir. I knew we could continue my family legacy of making new exciting wines in California’s newest wine region. On the Malibu coast, the young and award-winning ADMIRABLE vineyard is a pillar of AVA’s official wine appellation.
Part of a long line of vine-growers and distillers (I am the great-granddaughter of the founder of Cointreau liquor), making wines is my absolute passion. And I am proud to carry on my family’s values and tradition of producing exceptional, award-winning wines in Malibu, California.
I hope you enjoy our exceptional Admirable Vineyard Wines,
Unique Malibu, California wines with a distinguished French winemaking legacy spanning over 200 years.
The Family Legacy
International CEO Béatrice Cointreau is the great-granddaughter of the founder of Cointreau liquor. She has successfully managed both Cognac and Champagne companies for almost three decades and brings unique expertise to Malibu winegrowing. CEO Beatrice Cointreau is also a graduate of the Bordeaux Institute of Oenology and the Cornell University – Johnson Graduate School of Management.
An exceptional family dynasty with roots going back to 13th century southern France, Beatrice Cointreau’s Family boasts 20 generations of winegrowers. The Cointreau name is synonymous with tradition and the luxurious French way of life.
Decades of Experience
As the head of production for 300 hectares of premier grand cru, Béatrice Cointreau worked on the production of assemblages with unique aromas and flavors for decades.
Because of Southern California’s exceptional climate and character, she decided to invest in California by taking over a vineyard in Malibu. Nestled between the Pacific Coast and the foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains, she chose Malibu to use her experience and passion to create new exquisite wines in the Cointreau family tradition in one of the most exciting new wine regions in the world.
Our Exceptional Vineyard
CEO Béatrice Cointreau lives in both California and France. She was born into a long line of wine-makers and distillers. With a Masters in law, in business (ISG)…
Admirable Wines is the culmination of Beatrice Cointreau’s three decades as a wine grower and the Cointreau family’s 20 generations in winemaking. Grown on the Malibu coast, this vintage pays homage to Beatrice’s roots in the south of France and California love.
ADMIRABLE Family Vineyard
5941 Kanan Dume Rd,
Malibu, CA 90265
+1 (310) 457 – 4309