Nestled under the southern foothills of Marlborough’s Wairau Valley, Clos Henri is the wine estate meticulously established and organically run by the famous Sancerre wine growing family of Henri Bourgeois. Uniting 10 generations of winegrowing know-how from the Bourgeois family, Clos Henri crafts textural and elegant wines, capturing the intense Marlborough character with the aim to reveal the identity of the Clos Henri terroir and a true sense of place in the wines. From the three different soil types of the estate, the family uses the best of French and New World winegrowing techniques to capture the essence of Marlborough’s intense character and reveal the identity and depth of the Clos Henri terroir. "Our ultimate objective is to offer a wine that tells you the story of its origin, whispers he is not French but Marlborough and voices he is a craft from the specific Clos Henri terroir” – says Arnaud Bourgeois, General Manager.
With all of our experiences, we aim to guide you through not only the journey of Clos Henri from soil all the way through to the final wine but also a journey of the senses with sight, touch, taste and smell being explored.
The land at Clos Henri represents a unique crossroad of three different soil types. It is quite an unusual phenomenon to acquire a piece of land with not one but three unique soil structures, all on one 110 hectare estate.
These soil types lend to creating a special selection of terroir a French term that expresses the combination of soil, weather conditions and style of winegrowing and winemaking. These three elements bring a specific identity and a sense of place to the wine, which you will discover along with our team when you visit us!
Private Wine Experience
Meet us at the historic Saint Solange Chapel, located on our property at 639 State Highway 63.
You must be 18 years or older to participate in this tour - we reserve the right to ask for ID prior to commencing the visit. rn rnPrice is for 2 adults. rnPlease let us know ahead of your visit if you have any dietary requirements so that we may provide alternative options.
Full refund if cancelled up to 24 hours before activity starts.
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