Henri 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.



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.

DOMAINE HENRI BOURGEOIS CERTIFIED "Vignobles & Découvertes" - October 2016

Launched in 2009 by the Ministers in charge of Tourism and Agriculture, the "Vignobles & Découvertes" label is awarded to French wine and touristic destinations offering high quality visits and services. Domaine Henri Bourgeois has received this award last July, just as the touristic destination "Sancerre, Pouilly-Giennois".

"Vignobles & Découvertes" is rewarding the Bourgeois family efforts, made around a nice offer of guided tours and tastings with the opportunity to taste the Chavignol goat cheese or have a few steps in the vineyard. The "picnic wine" is also a unique experience in the heart of Sancerre.

This recognition will be achieved soon by placing a tag at the entrance of our tasting room, a place where all visitors can discover our wines and our philosophy in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.


Summer has now drawn to an end and we are getting prepared for the 2017 harvest which should be starting in about four weeks’ time. While it has been a fairly challenging spring practically, the wet conditions have been enjoyed by the vineyard allowing good growth and replenishing soil moisture which has certainly been a contrasting experience from the last two dry springs. Please, follow us through the Autumn update !

HARVEST 2016 REPORT - January 2017

It is summer time in New Zealand and the flowering process is already well advanced for our Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc. This is the perfect time to learn more about the 2016 vintage and to wish you an Happy new year 2017 from the sunny Marlborough region !



New Zealand Marlborough wines have been recently honored with a Silver 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" 2015 has been rewarded.

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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