Romain, Anne-Sophie, and Jean-Christophe Bonnard
Maison Bonnard produces a range of exceptional still and sparkling wines from the Bugey, a wild alpine region nestled between Lyon and the Alps. Their 16 hectares of organic vineyards are concentrated in the hamlet of Crept, with an inspiring view over the surrounding landscape. The heart of the domaine is a single 11-hectare vineyard that wraps around the hillside, where the local varieties Mondeuse, Altesse, Chardonnay, and Jacquère are planted at an incredibly steep 40 to 70% slope. This vineyard is supplemented with a few smaller vineyards of Chardonnay cultivated lower in the village or on the surrounding hillsides.
Romain Bonnard and his siblings Anne-Sophie and Jean-Christophe recently took over the domaine from their father and uncle, who had established and run t...