A love story set among the vineyards of the Languedoc between the son of a Californian wine mogul and the daughter of his main opponent.
Richard Moore comes to Bourgneuf, a wine village in the south of France to buy 100 hectares of virgin forest to lay out a vineyard. The local mayor, Jules Sanchez, insists that the deal is done in secret. Eventually news of the deal is leaked to the local paper and the residents of the village are furious. Sanchez was trying to push the deal through before mayoral elections in a month's time. Now he has to wait. The election campaign is fast and furious and in the end Sanchez wins against a communist candidate, Robert Jasmin. The locals band together and organise sit ins on the site to prevent trees being felled and the battle soon becomes a cause celebre on French television. At the same time Richard is falling in love with Aurelie Pingaud, daughter of his main opponent. It is a sort of vinous Romeo and Juliet during which Richard learns a lot about himself and the nature of love.