Henri Bourgeois - Founder of Clos Henri
Situated in Sancerre, France, the Domaine Henri Bourgeois has been passed down in the family for 10 generations.
Living in the small village of Chavignol, well-known for 'Crottins de Chavignol' (a famous goat's cheese), Henri Bourgeois always an innovator was one of the first in Sancerre to concentrate his efforts on being a full-time winegrower. In the 1950's Henri and his family sold their farmland and vineyards on the valley floor to establish vineyards on the slopes of the newly defined Sancerre.
Now one of the most established winegrowers in Sancerre and one of the most renowned family wineries in France, Henri Bourgeois is immensely respected for their commitment to terroir-driven expressions of Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir.
Once in the hands of Henri Bourgeois' sons Rémi and Jean-Marie, the family was aspired to explore outside the borders of what was done before. This sparked the 'great search' that, 12 years later, led them to Marlborough, New Zealand to set up Clos Henri vineyard.
For more information on Henri Bourgeois see: www.henribourgeois.com