Nicolas Jacob

Originally from the Jura, Nicolas Jacob worked on several local organic vegetable farms before developing an interest in wine. During this time, Nicolas established an admirable knack for seeking out the best mentors in the area. After spending time with Laurent Macle at Domaine Macle in Château Chalon, where he learned how to craft some of the finest traditional oxidative Jura wines, Nicolas found work in the vineyards with Jean-François Ganevat, where he eventually became the right-hand man at the domaine. Nicolas perfected his skills across all aspects of the domaine, from vineyard work to vinification.

In 2015, Jacob purchased just over 1 hectare of vines in L’Etoile, planted to Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and bit of Savagnin, and began to develop his own style (which is clearly inspired by his time chez Ganevat). As expected, the norm is natural fermentation, absolute minimal use of SO2, long aging, and a slightly confounding preference for a multitude of exceptional micro-cuvées based on variations in the terroir. In 2019, Jacob fully ventured out on his own and acquired a small winery in Cesancey, as well as 5+ hectares of vines in the surrounding area, including a 3.5-hectare block in Augea and one hectare in Rotalier.

Key information



4.5 hectares

Founded in 2015

Organic certified, Biodynamic practices