ADAMVS is offering a perfect convergence of geology and geography It’s a truly special wine that will stand out as one of the best wines of the vintage. An estate wine of depth and elegance, it is a meticulous barrel selection crafted around a core of fruit from our prized red soils and sun-filled exposures. ADAMVS is cultivated and certified both organic and biodynamic.

Location Description

Located in the heart of Angwin, California.


  • Wine Borne From Red Earth

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For connoisseurs of great Cabernet Sauvignon, the name Philippe Melka has become synonymous with excellence. And yet, no two of Philippe’s wines are the same. Each is unique, evoking the character and complexity that define the world’s greatest vineyards.Raised in France, Philippe’s early career took him from the hallowed cellars of Château Haut-Brion and Château Pétrus to California’s Dominus. In the years since, his talents have shaped some of California’s most sought-after wines, including Hundred Acre, Bryant Family, Dalla Valle, Dana and his own Melka bottlings.Philippe is regularly at ADAMVS, helping to tailor techniques for all five vineyard blocks, and as many as 40 small fermentations.


Denise and Stephen Adams discovered the idyllic ADAMVS property in 2008. In its mosaic of five vineyard sites, iron-rich red soils, ideal elevation and diversity of vineyard exposures.To realize the estate’s promise, and their goal of establishing a new benchmark for excellence on Howell Mountain, they gathered together a team that includes legendary viticulturist Michael Wolf and renowned winemaker Philippe Melka.

The Team


Denise and Stephen Adams have guided the evolution of ADAMVS since its inception. From its transition to biodynamic farming to the selection of its acclaimed team, their focus on integrity, craft and quality defines ADAMVS.Denise and Stephen fell in love with the property that would become ADAMVS in 2008. Though a diamond in the rough, their experience allowed them to recognize the site’s limitless potential for making world-class mountain wines.

MICHAEL WOLF - Vineyard Manager & Viticulturist:

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To Kalon, Scarecrow, Vecina, Lindstrom, Quixote - few hands have been as instrumental in drawing out the full potential of Napa Valley’s great vineyards as those of legendary vineyard manager Michael Wolf. At ADAMVS, Mike oversees every aspect of the estate vineyard program. To create wines known for their grace and grandeur, Mike accentuates the estate’s remarkable natural diversity. “Great wines need layers of complexity,” says Mike. “The ADAMVS Estate has the diversity to achieve this level of sophistication.”

Estate Vineyards / AVA

Our estate is a mosaic of five vineyard sites, ranging in elevation from 1,600 to 2,000 feet. Of our 28-planted acres.

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Angwin, California 94508
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