Jean-Marie, the son of Henri, is now the Head of the Bourgeois family and has become the face of Henri Bourgeois as he has taken Sancerre global, travelling and establishing new markets since 1985. After 52 years of devotion to Henri Bourgeois, his commitment to the community and cultural life in France, Jean-Marie was awarded the 'Knight of the Legion of Honor', an award of prestigious honour in France.
Although Jean-Marie has now officially retired he still travels extensively through Asia, Russia and Canada as an ambassador for Henri Bourgeois and Clos Henri. He can be found performing his signature party trick of smashing rocks together (showing the terroir) in top tradeshows worldwide.
Born in 1936, Rémi was the eldest son of Henri and Solange Bourgeois. At the age of 14 Rémi started to help his father in the vineyard and developed a passion for the individual parcels of land, each with their different soil types and each bringing a unique flavour to the wines.
A true man of the land, Rémi knew the terroir of Sancerre and the complexity of each soil type like the back of his hand. Devoting his life to care for each parcel that makes up the mosaic of Henri Bourgeois vineyards today, Rémi’s last work was establishing the famous hillside the "Damned Mountains" in Sancerre.