Sainte Solange Chapel
The icon for Clos Henri and the heart of our estate, Sainte Solange Chapel started life in the 1920’s as a small country church in the village of Ward, on the outskirts of Marlborough.
In 2003 the church was relocated onto the vineyard to begin a new life as the tasting room for Clos Henri. This quaint little church was deconsecrated and named ‘Sainte Solange’ in memory of Henri Bourgeois’ wife Solange Bourgeois.
Made of Rimu, a native New Zealand timber, the church was lovingly restored and a wooden steeple was added, to act as a tie to the Bourgeois family's home town of Chavignol. This tiny French village in Sancerre is recognized around the world by the image of their church and its pointed steeple.
Today the quintessentially Kiwi chapel, with a touch of European charm, hosts guests to Clos Henri for wine and food experiences, local events and is an idyllic setting for wedding ceremonies with stunning vineyards surrounding the church and lawns.
To book a tasting or for wedding enquiries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.