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About the Wine Uncensored episode

Damien Yvon, winemaker for Clos Henri in New Zealand, will be joining John Sporing, founder of A Life Well Drunk, for a WineUncensored virtual tasting on April 22, 2021, 6:00pm USET.

In our conversation with Damien, we will be guided through three of their wines:

  • Clos Henri Pinot Noir
  • Clos Henri Sauvignon Blanc
  • Petit Clos Sauvignon Blanc

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If you are planning ahead, APEX Wine Solutions will also be selling the tasting pack for our May 20 episode featuring Chenin Blanc from Two Continents and One Winemaker – Domaine Vincent Carême (Loire Valley) and Terre Brûlée (South Africa). Order both now and save on shipping.

  • Terre Brûlée Chenin Blanc 2019
  • Vincent Carême Spring Vouvray 2019
  • Vincent Carême Le Clos Vouvray 2018
  • Vincent Carême Cuvee T Brut (Sparkling) 2016

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Note, A Life Well Drunk does not receive payment for these virtual tastings, but we do receive sample wines. We continue to do these tastings to help our winery partners during these challenging times.

We look forward to seeing everyone again soon in person, until then we hope to see you at the tastings, even if you do not have the wines!

Meet the Maker


Damien is the face of Clos Henri in Marlborough. Together with the Bourgeois family, Damien brought the best of his French winemaking heritage to New Zealand to be the on-site winemaker of Clos Henri. His passion, enthusiasm and attention to detail instill great dedication and commitment from his successful young team.

Nestled under the southern foothills of Marlborough’s Wairau Valley, Clos Henri is the wine estate meticulously established and organically run by the famous Sancerre wine growing family of Henri Bourgeois.

Uniting 10 generations of winegrowing know-how from the Bourgeois family, Clos Henri crafts textural and elegant wines, capturing the intense Marlborough character with the aim to reveal the identity of the Clos Henri terroir and a true sense of place in the wines.

From the three different soil types of the estate, partially comprised of a clay hill slope, the family uses the best of French and New World winegrowing techniques to capture the essence of Marlborough’s intense character and reveal the identity and depth of the Clos Henri terroir.