After a 10 year career in hairdressing, Jane Eyre wanted a change. So in 1998, she packed her bags and headed from her home country of Australia to Burgundy to try her hand at a wine harvest. After 13 years of studying wine and working harvests around the world, Jane decided it was time to make her own wine. The first wine under the Jane Eyre label was Savigny les Beaune 1er cru Aux Vergelesses 2011. In 2012, she added Gevrey-Chambertin village to the range, and in 2013, secured parcels of Aloxe Corton village and Corton Renardes Grande Cru.

  • Founded: 2011
  • Owner: Jane Eyre
  • Winemaker: Jane Eyre
  • Climate: Oceanic, semi-continental
  • Key Varieties: Pinot Noir


From Chablis in the north to Beaujolais in the south, humble Burgundian vignerons have farmed the century. Climates vary from inclemently continental to mild and agreeable; soils, from Jurassic limestone through alkaline clay and manganese-rich schists. Through this mélange of elements, the passing centuries have given rise to unique voices, each proclaiming their autonomy: spicy, cherry-laden Beaujolais; generous, minerally Maconnais, and austere, chalky Chablis. But invoking the most adoration and lining the walls of applauded cellars are the Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays of the Côte d’Or. Complex, silken and evocative at their best, they incite wonderment in those enlisted in their doctrine.

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