Nestled under the southern foothills of Marlborough’s Wairau Valley, Clos Henri is the wine estate meticulously established and organically run by the famous Sancerre wine growing family of Henri Bourgeois.
In 2000 the family fell in love with the land and wines of Marlborough and in the same year, made the instinctive and emotive decision to purchase a 98 hectare property.
The land at Clos Henri represents a very unique crossroad of three different soil types. It is quite an unusual phenomenon to acquire a piece of land with not one but three unique soil structures, all on one estate. The three kinds of soil are the result of previous geological movements forming the Wither hills on estate’s southern boundary, and the Wairau seismic fault line which runs directly through the estate, resulting in two different soil types lying beside each other on the
Clos Henri uses natural methods from the vineyard to the winery, practices dry farming and is a proud member of MANA: Marlborough Natural Winegrowers. The estate has been fully certified organic by the harvest of 2013. “We believe that natural winegrowing techniques paired with no irrigation, leads to true terroir expression in our varieties of Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir and produces fruit of the highest quality possible” Damien Yvon, General Manager and Winemaker.