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Caves Jean Bourdy

Jura • France

One of the oldest domaines in the wine world, Caves Jean Bourdy was established in the late 1400s. The domaine is currently run by brothers Jean-Philippe and Jean-François, the 15th generation, who work 10 hectares of biodynamic vines (including a half-hectare in Château-Chalon).

Vineyards on a hill with person harvesting grapes at right

The wines are made in the most traditional of ways—direct press for whites and longer whole-cluster maceration for reds; spontaneous ferment in neutral vessels (stainless now), then long aging in old barrels (four years for whites); no fining, no filtration, and minimal sulfur.

The domaine is known for its extensive library of old wines—some say it’s the largest in Europe—with reds dating back to 1926 and whites dating back to 1911 (1865 for Château-Chalon). Caves Jean Bourdy produces a full range of wines of the Jura—sparkling; red blends of Poulsard, Pinot Noir, and Trousseau; whites made of Chardonnay and Savagnin; Vin Jaune; Château-Chalon; and the very special and rare Galant des Abbesses, a special fortified wine mulled with spices and local herbs in a super-secret recipe.


NV Rosé Crémant
NV Crémant Blanc
Côte du Jura Blanc
Côte du Jura Rouge
NV Macvin du Jura
NV Galant des Abbesses
Bourdy Château-Chalon

Three old bottles on a shelf viewed from the cork, with a handwritten Château-Chalon 1874 label hanging from the bottle on the left
Jean-François Bourdy in a wine cellar with shelves of wine bottles behind him and a barrel with wine bottles on it in front of him
Yellow house with red shutters and grapevines in the foreground
Stone staircase with iron railing winding over a red door that leads to the wine cellar
Grapevines covered with snow surrounding a brown stone house
Old wine barrel with white writing: Arlay Blanc 2012