Bourgeois Family

Sancerre - Marlborough

Winegrowers of Chavignol for 10 generations
For 10 generations, our family has devoted its passion and values to Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir to craft wines of unique expression. Each member of our family, Jean-Marie Bourgeois, Arnaud, Lionel & Jean-Christophe, brings its knowledge and expertise to our wine Estate. Rooted to our beloved village of Chavignol, on the greatest terroirs of Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé, we work on a mosaic of many vine plots. Each plot is isolated and worked in respect of its origin to reveal, in the most precise and true way, the expression of its terroir - either Kimmerigdian marls, Flint or Limestone Clay soils. Curious and of a pioneering spirit, our family established in 2000, our organically farmed Clos Henri vineyard, in Marlborough, New Zealand. Here, too, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir blossom on the great terroirs of this region. Our Hotel Restaurant, La Côte des Monts Damnés (translated as "The Damned Hill"), managed by Jean-Marc Bourgeois the elder son of Jean-Marie, welcomes you in the heart of the Sancerre region, only two hours from Paris and invites you discover cooking that reinvents tradional local cuisine. His hotel will allow you a nice and peaceful stay at the edge of the Loire river.

HARVEST REPORT 2018 & HAPPY NEW YEAR 2019! - January 2019

2018 is now over, we choose to share with you in a few points, all the heart that we brought to the work of our vines, through the report of this outside the norm year with generous and sharp wines.

We seize this opportunity to wish you too, a great year 2019, whishing you that it keeps you in good health, brings you serenity, inspiration and success in your projects.


La La lettre des Bourgeois n°5 has just been published! Important challenges are expected for 2019 and we are delighted to share the life of the Estate with you!

HARVEST REPORT 2017 - November 2017

In 2017, we have passed through mixed feelings all year long : disaster, suspense, disruptive element, passion and emotion. We only had a little respite for this new vintage but that's what it makes our winegrower profession so exciting and rewarding.

Find here in a few points, the harvest report of this year 2017 full of surprises.


It's a great pleasure to say that Domaine Henri Bourgeois was awarded a Gold Medal at the Concours Mondial du Sauvignon Blanc with our "Petit Bourgeois" 2016! A very aromatic white wine with an astonishing freshness.


New Zealand Marlborough wines have been recently honored with a Gold Medal obtained by Clos Henri Vineyard at the last Concours Mondial du Sauvignon Blanc. Thanks to a nice combination between unique minerality and exotic fruitness, the "Clos Henri Sauvignon Blanc" 2016 has been rewarded as 2018 Revelation Oaked Sauvignon !


The wines are starting the fermentation at Clos Henri Vineyard ! Last April, Damien welcomed Jean-Marie, Lionel and Jean-Christophe to harvest the 2017 vintage of very good quality. Here, the Harvest Report to share with you in a few points, all the heart that we brought to the work of our vines and the production of our organic wines from Marlborough.

Our Restaurant and Bistro have been rewarded by an "Assiette" in the Michelin 2016! – 2nd of february 2016

We are glad to tell you that Restaurant gastronomique and our Bistro des Damnés have been rewarded an "Assiette" (new awards) in the Michelin 2016. It strengthen and encourage us to give our best in order to treat our guests to nice and regional meals.

A brand new square in Chavignol – February 2016

After a few month of work road, the Place de l'Orme in Chavignol, where our Hôtel-Restaurant is situated, has recover its past color. A young elm and a new stone fountain have given back its soul and charm to the village’s heart. We are very happy about it.

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