Collection: Jean Foillard

Jean and Agnès Foillard took over the Domaine from Jean's father in 1980 & it wasn't long before their wines reached the cult-like status they enjoy today. Avid followers of ours will know their wines hold a special meaning for team Cellars.

Early on, Jean began to follow the teachings of Jules Chauvet, a traditionalist who defied everything the more commercial brands were touting in the region. Jean and three other local vignerons, Marcel Lapierre, Jean-Paul Thévenet, and Guy Breton, soon joined in on the movement. This Gang of Four, as christened by famous American importer Kermit Lynch, called for a return to the old practices of viticulture and vinification - starting with old vines, never using synthetic herbicides or pesticides, harvesting late, rigorously sorting to remove all but the healthiest grapes, adding minimal doses of sulphur dioxide or none at all, and refusing both chaptalization and filtration. 

The wines are a true and natural expression of Morgon. With access to the very best vineyards in one of the most renowned areas of the appellation, the ‘Côtes du Py', with 60-year-old vines, Jean`s wines are full of life and character and show incredible depth and purity, no wonder we’re such fans.