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A family brought together by wine and old rivalries sets out for new territory during the turmoil of World War I.

David and Gaspard are cousins bonded not only by blood but by an allegiance to their shared winemaking heritage. Breaking with tradition and moving their vineyards near Bordeaux threatens to upset the family - and that's only the beginning of their troubles. Short on funding, the two are forced to team up with a wealthy but morally bankrupt engineer - an alliance that may come at too high a price.

Despite the odds, David and Gaspard succeed in making a new wine, which they call Clos-Marzacq. Along the way each of them falls in love - not always under the best of circumstances. And now, to cement their victories, the cousins need to secure a stronghold at the Wharf of Chartrons, the gateway for export into England and America.

The Wharf of Chartrons exalts those with a love of the land - and a passion for producing great wine.

©2002 Jean-Paul Malaval; First published in France as Quai des Chartrons by Presses de la Cité, adivision of Place des Editeurs; Translation arranged by Le French Book (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

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