board of directors
Jean-Charles Boisset, a member of Festival Napa Valley Board of Directors since 2017, was born into the world of wine in the village of Vougeot, Burgundy. His lifelong passion for wine began as a child, growing up above the cellars and within view of the centuries-old vineyards of Château du Clos Vougeot, the epicenter and birthplace of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. His parents, Jean-Claude and Claudine, founded the family winery in 1961 with an innovative and entrepreneurial spirit in one of the most traditional winegrowing regions in the world. Today, the family collection includes wineries that share more than 18 centuries of combined winemaking heritage and tradition in some of the world’s most prestigious terroirs, from Burgundy to the South of France, to California’s Napa and Russian River Valleys.
Jean-Charles leads the family firm with passionate commitment to fine wine, history, quality and a deep respect for the environment. He implemented organic and biodynamic farming at all of the family’s estate vineyards in Burgundy and California. From this great foundation of historical, pioneering wineries in France and California, Jean-Charles sets forth a vision of the wine world centered on family, passion, history, innovation, a commitment to fine wines, a dedication to sustainable winegrowing, and a Franco-American spirit.