Clos Saint Jacques is a small family estate of 2.5 hectares, located close to the village of Saint-Emilion. The winery is situated in a favorable southwesterly location on a limestone and clay soil. Jean-Guy Grégoire purchased the vineyard in 1999 and appointed his son, Etienne, as technical director, who was then recently graduated with a viticulture-oenology degree.
This ‘young gun’ initially encountered some prejudices among the Bordelais due to his age and his lack of family wine heritage. However, after producing some exceptional wines, he has won them round and is now known as “the wine rocker”!
The grapes planted are predominantly Merlot (70%) with equal parts of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec.
The production is small about 3,000 cases a year.