Also known as Fanfan, Ganevat’s wines have become iconic, and symbol of an entire generation of young natural winemakers. His family line of vignerons and Estate date back to the 17th century. After years working in Burgundy, Jean-François returned back to his roots in Jura where, in 1998, took over his family’s Estate. That same year, he converted the vineyards to organic viticulture, and then to biodynamics in 2006. Based in Rotalier, Jura, the Estate is only 8.5 hectares and the yields are low. Jean-François practices single-parcel selection ( 1 soil type, 1 grape variety = one cuvée). As a result, the estate gives birth to 40+ different, extraordinary, and very rare cuvées every year.
2017 was a catastrophe in the Jura, the region was hit by a terrible frost, and Ganevat lost 95% of their vines. This is when François and his sister Anne decided to start the négoce and spread their net further.