Nicolas-Jay

  • Willamette Valley, Oregon, United States
Domaine Nicolas-Jay

Nicolas-Jay is a collaboration between two long-time friends - famed Burgundian winemaker Jean-Nicolas Méo of Domaine Méo-Camuzet, and visionary music entrepreneur and wine-lover Jay Boberg. In 2011, Jay approached Jean-Nicolas with the idea of starting a small winery in Oregon. Jean-Nicolas had been making wine at Méo-Camuzet for almost 25 years and was very intrigued and excited by the idea of working with Pinot Noir in a new terroir.

Knowing that the wines of Nicolas-Jay would be defined by the vineyards, Jean-Nicolas and Jay began a lengthy exploration of the Willamette Valley.  They established relationships with some of the finest vineyards in the AVA, and even purchased the Bishop Creek Vineyard in Yamhill-Carlton AVA, after being blown away at a tasting by the expressiveness of the site.

With a focus on freshness and balance, Nicolas-Jay is often one of the first wineries to harvest the vineyards it partners with. The grapes are 100% destemmed and pressed very slowly and at low pressures to accentuate pure fruit and silky mouthfeel. During aging, 30% new oak barrels are used, and Nicolas-Jay uses the same coopers and barrels that Jean-Nicolas selects for his Méo-Camuzet wines.

Image Producer PRODUCT Description Country / Region

DB2094-19
Organic
Nicolas-Jay Chardonnay Bishop Creek
2019
Chardonnay
Nestled in the hills of the Yamhill-Carlton appellation lies Nicolas-Jay’s Bishop Creek Vineyard. Of the 13.5 acres under vine, roughly 2.5...
United States

DB2093-20
Organic
Nicolas-Jay Chardonnay Affinités Willamette Valley
2020
Chardonnay
An assemblage of the most expressive sites and barrels from the vintage. The 2020 Affinités consists of four organically and/or...
United States

DB5959-18
Organic
Nicolas-Jay Pinot Noir Bishop Creek
2018
Pinot Noir
In blind tastings from 2012 to 2014, founders Jean-Nicolas and Jay were both drawn to Pinot Noirs from this site and were surprised to...
United States

DB3688-18
Organic
Nicolas-Jay Pinot Noir L'Ensemble
2018
Pinot Noir
After years of working with 8 of the top vineyard sites in the Dundee Hills, Eola-Amity, McMinnville and Yamhill-Carlton AVA’s, the L'...
United States

DB9232-18
Organic
Nicolas-Jay Pinot Noir "Own Rooted"
2018
Pinot Noir
“Own-Rooted” Pinot Noir showcases several old-vine sites in the Willamette Valley, each at least 30 years old, and planted at a time when...
United States

DB5956-17
Organic
93WS 93VM 93JG 93DE 92JS
Nicolas-Jay Pinot Noir Willamette Valley
2017
Pinot Noir
The 2017 vintage is indicative of the cooler weather in Oregon this particular year. Picked entirely by hand from eight vineyard sites,...
United States

DB5959-19
Organic
Nicolas-Jay Pinot Noir Bishop Creek
2019
Pinot Noir
Nestled in the hills of the Yamhill-Carlton appellation lies Nicolas-Jay’s Bishop Creek Vineyard. Of the 13.5 acres under vine, 11 acres...
United States

DB5956-18
Organic
Nicolas-Jay Pinot Noir Willamette Valley
2018
Pinot Noir
Fruit is sourced from almost every AVA in the Willamette Valley, ensuring optimal blending potential and representation of the diversity of...
United States