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

DB2094-18
Organic
94IWR 93WS 93W&S
Nicolas-Jay Bishop Creek Chardonnay
2018
Chardonnay
Planted on the coastal region within the Willamette Valley and are organically farmed in rocky soils. Grapes picked in the middle of... Read More
United States

DB2093-18
Organic
92WE
Nicolas-Jay Chardonnay Affinités Willamette Valley
2018
Chardonnay
“Affinity” or a connection between two different ideas, became the perfect name for this 2018 Charonnay. The team wanted to show that... Read More
United States

DB9113-16
Organic
Nicolas-Jay Pinot Noir Momtazi
2016
Pinot Noir
Located in the foothills of Oregon’s Coastal Range, the vineyard is biodynamically-farmed by the dedicated Momtazi family, who planted... Read More
United States

DB5974-16
Organic
Nicolas-Jay Pinot Noir Nysa
2016
Pinot Noir
Situated at an elevation of 600-700 feet in the Dundee Hills, Nysa Vineyard was planted in 1990 by Michael Mega and is recognized as a... Read More
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,... Read More
United States