About American Friends of Cité du Vin

Our Mission

American Friends of Cité du Vin is a 501(c)(3) organization that raises public awareness of and support for La Cité du Vin, a center in Bordeaux, France, dedicated to the history and culture of wine.

Together, our members play a vital role by supporting educational exhibits and programs dedicated to wine culture, history, environment, and the stories of the extraordinary people behind the wines enjoyed around the world.

The Cité du Vin is the embodiment of wine in its fullest sense, a home for the role wine plays in the life of society since earliest history. Its focus on wine’s impact on the arts, music, ecology, and of course the everyday enjoyment of life is at the core of the Cité.
We, the American Friends, are there to support its mission. George Sape, President
  • About La Cité du Vin

    La Cité showcases vineyards from around the world through both permanent and temporary multi-media, multi-sensory and interactive exhibits, wine culture workshops, and special events. Since 2016, over 1.5 million visitors from 178 countries have explored the world of wine situated in the heart of Bordeaux!

Our Leadership

2020 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

George Sape – President of AFCV; Managing Partner Emeritus, Epstein Becker & Green

Denise Adams – Proprietor ADAMVS and Château Fonplégade

Sanjiv Das – Chief Executive Officer, Caliber Home Loans

James Finkel – Managing Director, Duff & Phelps

Albert H. Nahmad – Chairman of the Board, President and CEO of Watsco, Inc

Daniel Pacthod – Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company

Jamie Ritchie – Worldwide Head, Sotheby’s Wine

David Sadroff – Philanthropist

Jennifer Simonetti-Bryan – Master of Wine, Author, Founder – MasterWineOnline.com

Craig Stapleton – Chairman, American Friends of the Château de Compiègne and former Ambassador to France

David Wolf – Managing Director, C.A. Holdings