winemaker Name : Tony Bornard
Grape varieties Type of wine : savagnin, trousseau, poulsard, chardonnay
Surface Winery: 14 ha
Annual production: 55.000
Certification: organic wine (AB)
All about WineryBornard
A natural wine from the Jura
Like an elf straight out of his Jura forests, Philippe Bornard travelled around France with his dynamism and good humour to promote his natural wines, far from the clichés of the region. At 55 years old, he already has more than 30 years of experience behind him, since he worked until 2005 with the Fruitière de Pupillin, near Arbois, where he brought his harvests. On the advice of his neighbour and friend, the famous Pierre Overnoy, he broke away and now cultivates and vinifies 11.2 hectares on the gentle slopes around the small village, planted with typical Jura grape varieties as well as a "curiosity", a Melon à Queue Rouge, another variety of Chardonnay.
The natural wines of WineryBornard
Like Pierre Overnoy, Philippe and Tony Bornard harvest by hand, respect the vines and intervene as little as possible in the vinification process. Inputs" are banned and SO2 is only used in a controlled manner at the time of bottling. Long macerations, long maturing in casks, up to 3 years for the whites for example, characterise the fine and delicate wines, vibrant, with precise flavours, also destined for long ageing and playing on an exceptional freshness!
Officially, Philippe Bornard retired on 4 December 2017! Tony Bornard, his son, has taken over Winery, adding the 2.5 ha he had on his side since 2013.