On Saturday, January 4, 2020, Beaujolais, France, and the wine industry lost one of their most passionate advocates with the passing of Georges Duboeuf the founder of Les Vins Georges Duboeuf, a family affair which started in September of 1964. Georges Duboeuf aka The Beaujolais King was 86 years old.
Georges Duboeuf’s love affair with Beaujolais is no secret. His legendary palate, his ability to spot great wine and his enthusiasm and passion will continue to make him an emblematic figure in the wine industry. His wines are renowned for their consistency, quality, and value. He was the first winemaker to bring Beaujolais Nouveau to the table.
Les Vins Georges Duboeuf is a family tradition and a beautiful legacy. Georges and his wife Rolande were joined by their son Franck who manages the Vins Georges Duboeuf business today, “it is up to the following generation to join the family adventure.”
Les Vins DuBoeuf works closely with hundreds of small family winegrowers to procure the highest quality fruit throughout the region (over 400 in the Beaujolais region alone), as well as export many small Chateau and Estate-produced wines that would otherwise not be able to bring their wines to the US and sold in 120 countries throughout the world. Les Vins Georges Duboeuf is imported by Quintessential Wines, based in Napa, California.
In the US, the most popular Beaujolais Nouveau is Georges Duboeuf. Every year and year after year we anxiously awaited the unveiling of the Beaujolais Nouveau artistic label and the release of the Beaujolais Nouveau in the USA and we will continue to do so in remembrance of Georges Duboeuf. “Le Beaujolais nouveau est arrivé!”
It’s that time of year again, Beaujolais Nouveau has arrived! The 3rd Thursday of November at exactly 12:01 AM marks the launch of the newly harvested wine the French call “Beaujolais Nouveau” just in time to enjoy and celebrate with the Thanksgiving meal!
In the US, the most popular Beaujolais Nouveau is George Duboeuf! Georges Duboeuf and family is a premium producer of award-winning French wines from the Beaujolais and Mâconnais regions of Burgundy and the South of France. His company, Les Vins Georges Duboeuf, brings to the market wines renowned for their quality and value. They work closely with hundreds of small family winegrowers to procure the highest quality fruit throughout the region, as well as export many small Chateau and Estate-produced wines that would otherwise not be able to bring their wines to the US. Les Vins Georges Duboeuf is imported by Quintessential Wines, based in Napa, California.
This year’s winner for the 2019 Annual George Dubeouf Beaujolais Nouveau Label Competition is Laura Runge a Texas-born artist from Dallas.
Beaujolais Nouveau is a fun unpretentious young wine bottled just 6-8 weeks after harvest to be enjoyed immediately and lightly chilled. Made from the Gamay Noir à Jus Blanc grape known as Gamay from the Beaujolais AOC – Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée region, it is fresh, fruity and vibrant. The tradition of Nouveau began when the winemakers and growers of the Beaujolais region celebrated the end of harvest with a young wine thatwas initially only produced for local consumption.