Domaine Nicolas-Jay | Oregon, USA
Domaine Nicolas-Jay is the story of a three-decade friendship between famed Burgundian winemaker Jean-Nicolas Meo and visionary music entrepreneur Jay Boberg, and their shared love of Oregon Pinot Noir. It is also the story of their desire to build something lasting together, while creating a distinctive expression of great Willamette Valley Pinot Noir.
Born following a visit to the Willamette Valley, the pair decided to open a small winery, setting the knowledge of viticulture and experience of winemaking gleaned from working with grands crus of Burgundy on the finest grapes from Oregon. This includes fruit from the older vines of Nicolas-Jay’s own organically farmed Bishop Creek Vineyard on the hillsides of the Yamhill-Carlton appellation, a site that stood out to the pair during a blind barrel tasting for its potential to lead to distinctive and striking, yet elegant wines. From this fruit, Jean-Nicolas, Jay and talented Associate Winemaker Tracy Kendall create alluring and expressive wines that convey the distinctive personality of Oregon Pinot Noir.