Dehours & Fils
History and Terroir
Jérôme Dehours is more than just a vigneron to watch – he’s a force to be reckoned with. A native to Champagne, Jérôme has been producing site-specific wines within the region far before doing so was popular. Although his passion for responsible farming and terroir-focused wines runs deep, his path hasn’t been the easiest one. His grandfather first founded the estate back in the 1930s, though his father’s tragic passing at the age of 50 left Jérôme too young to take over the estate on his own. Consequently, the winery was taken over by a financial group. Jérôme made it his life mission to reclaim his family estate – and that’s exactly what he did. In 1996, Jérôme was finally able to buy back and reclaim the estate with the help of his brother-in-law, Jean-Marc Laisne. Inspired by the organic and site-specific approach of Anselme Selosse, Jérôme seeks to create terroir-reflective wines that speak to the unique vineyard plots from which they come.
Farming and Winemaking
Today, he organically farms 42 sites across 14.5 hectares of vines in the Marne Valley. Additionally, Jérôme also chooses to focus on Pinot Meunier, the underdog variety of the Champagne region. Dehours & Fils wines are known for their texture, richness, and nutty undertones. These off-the-beaten-path bubbles are some of the most exciting Grower Champagnes on the market today.