France, Jura

Founded in 1475, Domaine Jean Bourdy has been continuously managed by the Bourdy family for 15 generations, making it one of the oldest family-run wine estates in the world. Today, brothers Jean-François and Jean-Phillipe Bourdy carry forward the family legacy, overseeing 10 hectares of exceptional terroir in France’s Jura, including precious parcels in the legendary Chateau Chalon and other distinguished vineyard sites planted with old-vine Pinot Noir, Trousseau, Poulsard, Chardonnay, and Savagnin.
With vineyards dating back to the 9th century labors of Cistercian monks, the Jura lies in a delicate balance between the past and the present. Its soils are characterized by Triassic clays and Jurassic limestone forming a complex terroir that imparts an elegant, subtle smokiness to the wines.
Nestled in the quaint village of Arlay, Domaine Bourdy cellars vintages (dating to the early 19yh century) that have earned it the French government designation as a “living museum”. Adhering to biodynamic practices (Demeter certified), and aligning with the standards of natural wine production, Bourdy wines are crafted with minimal intervention, employing native yeast ferments and extremely low levels of sulfites,. The aging process is remarkably long, with most wines maturing for 3-4 years (the Vin Jaune for 7) in well-seasoned barrels.
Through their commitment to biodynamic farming, minimal intervention, and the preservation of historical vintages, the Bourdy family provides a unique opportunity to experience the essence of Jura’s terroir and the legacy of a family that has shaped Jura wine culture for centuries.

COUNTRY France REGION Jura APPELLATION(S) See Producer Bio WINEMAKER Jean-Phillipe Bourdy FOUNDED 1475 VINEYARD AREA 10 hectares FARMING Biodynamic, Certified WEBSITE