Pupillin, Jura, France
After travelling in France, the United States and Australia to gain hands-on experience, Tony Bornard came back to the Jura in 2011. Since then, he dedicated himself to the understanding of the soil and agronomy, to then take over the vinification of the wines at the Domaine, becoming an employee of his father Philippe. In the meantime, Tony was working with different vines and bottling under his own Domaine.
In 2017, following Philippe’s retirement, Tony finally took over the Domaine completely, adopting his own farming methods. Today the Domaine covers 11 hectares planted with Jura’s grape varieties.The famous red fox still stands on the labels as the totem. Still located in the tiny village of Pupillin but with a new winery, Tony keeps at heart to perpetuate the family wine tradition that goes back to so many generations before him.
30,000 bottles annually
Trousseau, Ploussard, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Savagnin, and Melon à Queue Rouge
Deep lime and clay soil
30 years old
Bornard's wines are usually fermented in stainless steel tanks and the moved to oak barrels. Aging usually takes about one year, but depends on the wine type.
Bornard's wines cross over two appellations. The first is the larger Cotes du Jura, and the second, where most of the wines are made, is the tiny Arbois Pupillin appellation.
The domaine makes many different styles of wine (weather permitting) including Vin Jaune, Vin de Paille, Macvin and Pet Nat.
The famous Vin Jaune is fermented in old 288-litre barrels and the maturation lasts for at least 6 years.