‘Clos Henri’ (pronounced Klo-On-Ree) is a Marlborough based wine estate that has been diligently established and run by the famous Sancerre wine-growing family of Henri Bourgeois. Located in the Wairau Valley, Clos Henri is the definition of “family owned” now boasting its 10th generation of winegrowing knowledge.
Henri Bourgeois (8th Generation) was a pioneer in winegrowing in Sancerre and was always ahead of his time. His sons Rémi and Jean-Marie wanted to explore borders outside of France. This sparked what they call “The Great Search” which finally lead them to Marlborough to establish the Clos Henri vineyard - be known this search took 12 years! In the year 2000, the family fell in love with New Zealand, the wines and the land. They believed New Zealand would be the most suitable place to carry on the Bourgeois philosophy. Unsurprisingly, they found the youth and vibrancy of New Zealand one to be reckoned with.
Clos Henri crafts wines that a textural, elegant and truly capture the expressive and unique Marlborough style. The family uses the best French New World wine techniques to capture the essence and character of site. In particular their Pinot Noir & Sauvignon Blanc.
To explore more of Clos Henris wines you can head over to their website here.