Domaine Claudie Jobard / Gabriel Billard

Year Established: 2006
Location: Demigny, Burgundy
Size: 10 hectares
Varieties: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir
Viticulture: No pesticides or herbicides, some biodynamic methods

Claudie Jobard has an enviable pedigree when it comes to viticulture. Her mother, Laurence Jobard, is recognized as one of the best oenologists in France and was the winemaker for Joseph Drouhin for over twenty years. She was also known for the esteemed wines she made under her father’s name (Gabriel Billard). Claudie’s father, Roger, was a pépiniériste viticole (a nurseryman producing vines) descended from generations of experts in this field that was the family business. Claudie, the 8th generation in her family, currently makes small quantities under both her name and that of her grandfather from the fruit of her family’s ancestral vineyards.