Jane Eyre | Burgundy

View from vineyards over to Beaune in Burgundy, France

Jane Eyre is originally from Melbourne. Formerly a hairdresser in one of the city’s top salons, Jane “fell in love” with Burgundy while doing work experience at Domaine Chevrot in 1998. Back in Australia, she studied winemaking at Charles Sturt University and worked vintages at Cullen in the Margaret River, and Felton Road and Ata Rangi in New Zealand. She returned to Europe in 2003. Following a three-month spell with Ernie Loosen in the Mosel, she subsequently made Burgundy her home, working first at Domaine des Comtes Lafon and then as assistant winemaker at Domaine Newman.

She has gradually developed her own négociant business since 2011 and was delighted to move from the rented space she shared with Dominique Lafon into her own premises in Cissey just before the 2021 harvest. In the 2021 edition of Le Guide des Meilleurs Vins de France, Jane Eyre was awarded two stars, one of only 26 producers in the whole of France to be recognised at this level. She was also named ‘Négociant of the Year’ in the Revue des Vins de France 2021, the first woman to be awarded the title. Both accolades are a phenomenal achievement for a relative newcomer to Burgundy.