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

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

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

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

DB3688-19
Organic
Nicolas-Jay Pinot Noir L'Ensemble
2019
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

DB5956-19
Organic
Nicolas-Jay Pinot Noir Willamette Valle
2019
Pinot Noir
100% Pinot Noir sourced from almost every AVA in the Willamette Valley, ensuring optimal blending potential and representation of the...
United States

DB9232-19
Organic
Nicolas-Jay Pinot Noir "Own Rooted"
2019
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