The Domaine Hoffmann-Jayer (previously Jayer-Gilles) is located in Magny-lès-Villers between Beaune and Nuits-Saint-Georges in the Hautes-Côtes of Burgundy. The special nature of the Domaine’s situation arises from its unique position, at the point where the Hautes-Côtes-de-Beaune and the Hautes-Côtes-de-Nuits meet.
Among the best pioneers of the Côte-d’Or are Robert Jayer-Gilles and his son Gilles. Robert is a native of Vosne-Romanee and a cousin of the great Henri Jayer.
Robert retired in 1997 and his son, Gilles Jayer, who started working with his father in the 1980s, took control.
Jayer was renowned for making very rich, concentrated, quite heavily-oaked style of Nuits-Saint-George and Echézeaux that took many years to come round.
Jayer Gilles died on 25 January 2018 after a long illness according to reports.
In August 2017 Jayer sold his domaine to the Swiss billionaire André Hoffmann, and since 2017 we have a new label.
Today, Domaine Hoffmann-Jayer extends over 11 hectares, producing primarily red wines, notably those from the Côte de Nuits: Echezeaux "Du Dessus" Grand Cru, Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru "Les Damodes, Nuits-Saint-Georges Village "Les Hauts Poirets", Côte-de-Nuits Villages. In addition, the Domaine is renowned for both red and white Bourgogne Hautes-Côtes-de-Beaune and Bourgogne Hautes-Côtes-de-Nuits.