• Famous Seconds
  • Rising Stars

Nicolas Jay

  • Californie


The history of this estate is first and foremost a story of friendship, initiated in 1988 between France and the United States. A deep friendship between a Burgundy winemaker, Jean-Nicolas Méo (Méo-Camuzet family) and a brilliant music entrepreneur, Jay Goberg following their meeting during their studies. Together they share a strong passion for wine and have built a domain that magnifies the Pinot Noir of Oregon's Willamette Valley. Jean-Nicolas combined his knowledge and experience with Jay's boldness to achieve the finest expression of Oregon vines. In doing so, they purchased a property located in Bishop Creek and partnered with Tracy Kendal, a young and talented winemaker. We're making the kind of wine we like to drink," says Jay, "elegant, intense wines that can evolve in the glass and in the cellar. Like the two owners' philosophy of life, the wines are produced according to the principles of biodynamics and following methods that respect nature. Their goal is to let the particular character of the terroir and the magic of the Willamette Valley and Oregon express itself.

Grape varieties

  • Pinot Noir

  • Chardonnay