Clos Henri is the Marlborough vineyard of Domaine Henri Bourgeois, Sancerre, Pouilly-Fume (France). Gathering 10 generations of know-how with Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir, the family wanted to broaden its horizons and continue crafting exceptional wines outside of France.
To discover new terroir and diverse winemaking perspectives, the Bourgeois family undertook a lengthy twelve-year world search for a site like their own in Sancerre, where ultra-premium Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir could be grown. After extensive exploration of possible wine regions globally, Marlborough presented itself with perfect soil matches for the varieties here in the Wairau Valley.
The Clos Henri estate has three unique soil types on site which shape the different styles of Clos Henri wines. Tasting the differences and learning about the terroir here is what our cellar door experience is all about.
The boutique style tasting room is located in an old chapel which was relocated from Ward, a town 45km south of Blenheim. Chapel “Saint Solange” has been restored to its former glory and to somewhat resemble the Bourgeois family’s church in Chavignol, Sancerre.
Come taste the terroir, our platters of French cheese and terrine or take home some authentic goodies of Rillettes De Canard, Dijon mustard and Foie Gras.
Tasting Room hours:
October - April
Open Monday- Friday 10am-4pm
W/E By appointment
May - September By appointment only