Our Winemakers

Our Winemakers


Our Winemakers

Thomas Bachelder is the founding & original winemaker from the Le Clos Jordanne project in 2004. He has spent the last 2 decades studying the unique properties of Niagara terroir, and has grown and mentored a dedicated winemaking team.

Head Winemaker

Thomas Bachelder

THOMAS BACHELDER is an internationally recognized Canadian winemaker - and Le Clos Jordanne’s original founding winemaker - with a speciality in the production of cool climate Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

His terroir-revealing wines with distinct, complex minerality helped to propel a young Niagara region into the global spotlight in the mid to late 2000s. His efforts were instrumental in showcasing how old world, Burgundian winemaking techniques employed on new world terroir - with minimal intervention – can produce exceptional wines.

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The original goal of Le Clos Jordanne was to create a ‘domaine’ in the Niagara region, producing ultra-premium, Burgundian-style Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, entirely from our vines.

I am thrilled to be able to expand that mission to include the terroirs of both Jordan and Beamsville Bench

- Thomas Bachelder

Associate Winemaker

Phillip Brown

Phillip is part of a new generation of cool climate winemakers with the desire to reveal the nuance and intrigue of Niagara’s terroir to the world. Phillip has shared in the process of making high quality, focused wines with a deep connection to place since the beginning of his journey through wine with the Arterra team back in 2010 at Inniskillin Wines. He continued to explore the unique terroirs of Ontario by spending a year in Prince Edward County focusing on organic Pinot Noir and Chardonnay before returning to the Arterra team at Jackson Triggs Estate Winery.

After an international harvest in New Zealand and years of mentorship of some of Niagara most renown winemakers, Phillip found himself at the helm as Winemaker for Jackson Triggs in 2022. Having worked closely with Thomas Bachelder on the Le Clos Jordanne project since its rebirth in 2017 he was elated to continue his journey with the project at the new Domaine Le Clos Jordanne, where he will continue his passion to craft terroir-revealing wines expressive of our unique Niagara bench alongside Thomas.

Burgundy is the benchmark for class and style when it comes to terroir driven Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.  I believe that the wines we are crafting at DLCJ from grape to bottle are afforded the same amount of care, attention to detail, and winemaking prowess from a team equipped with the knowledge and understanding of both old world and new world winemaking techniques.  This will set the stage and help to define Niagara to the world as a benchmark, of terroir driven Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

- Phillip Brown

Our Wines

Produced under the direction of winemaker Thomas Bachelder – crafted with sustainable winemaking practices, and focus on delivering the best and most authentic expression of Burgundian style wines, through the lens of Niagara terroir.
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