The Wine

The House That Wine Built

La Closerie les Capucines is a jewel within a family of enterprises whose existence is built on appreciating the importance of terroir.

As the founder of Rosenthal Wine Merchant, Neal Rosenthal has spent more than forty years as an ambassador for the small family-owned domains and artisanal growers behind some of the world’s finest wines. Decades of intimate contact with the terrain and traditions of France, Italy, and Switzerland have provided Neal with a deep connection to these places and the people that give them their extraordinary character.

For more than a dozen years, La Closerie les Capucines has been Neal’s home-away-from-home on his journey to deeply understand the Jura, its people and products, its ancient culture and traditions.

It was the region’s wine that first enticed Neal to the Jura in 1994. At the time, its wines were far less well-known than they are today.

Neal’s first working relationship in the area was with Jacques Puffeney, the “Pope of Arbois”. Shortly thereafter he began his collaboration with Domaine de Montbourgeau and then Michel Gahier.

A state of mind

Today, Neal works with seven domains in the Jura, each of which share the philosophy that guides the entire Rosenthal Wine Merchant portfolio:

Wines that are loyal to the methods of their ancestors and do not make concessions to the demands of the modern market … classic wines that honor the past and set the standards for the future.

In 2018, Neal had the opportunity to purchase La Closerie les Capucines and he did so without second thought. Today, La Closerie welcomes holiday and business travelers to the Jura with warmth and elegance, enriched by Neal’s profound knowledge of and passion for wine.

Wine: A gift from humans and nature from the Jura soil

While at La Closerie les Capucines, wine can be a stimulating and delightful part of your experience through our exceptionally well-curated cellar featuring wines from the Jura, Burgundy and other regions of France, Italy, and Switzerland. You can relax poolside, in your room, or in La Cave Closerie, our cozy wine bar.

Directrice Elise Foléat – herself part of a wine-producing family- will be your guide. Please also view the programs of L’Academie@Closerie, enlightening programs designed for both the casual wine lover and the wine professional.

La Closerie les Capucines is truly a house built on and around the love and deep appreciation of wine.

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Booking's Terms & Conditions

Article 1 - Purpose

This contract is intended for the exclusive use of booking stays in guest rooms. The best welcome will be reserved for our guests.

Article 2 - Duration of stay

The customer signing this contract concluded for a fixed period may not under any circumstances take advantage of any right to remain in the premises.

Article 3 - Reservation

The reservation becomes effective once the customer has sent the establishment his credit card number as a guarantee. These data are not kept after your stay.

Article 4 - Cancellation by the customer

Any cancellation must be notified by email or telephone to the owner.
- Cancellation free of charge up to 72 hours before the client's arrival (in view of the current health situation, free cancellations can be made up to 24 hours before the client's arrival and until the end of year 2020).
- Excluding cancellation period, that is to say after 72 hours before the customer's arrival, 50% of the total amount of the stay will be charged.

Article 5 - Cancellation by the owner

When, before the start of the stay, the owner cancels it, he must inform the customer by email and / or phone.

Article 6 - Arrival

The customer must arrive on the specified day between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. In the event of late or delayed arrival, the customer must contact the establishment.

Article 7 - Breakfasts

Breakfasts are served between 8:30 am and 10:00 am. A margin of 30 minutes before or after this time slot is accepted, at the customer's request.

Article 8 - Payment of the balance

The full amount of the stay is to be paid on the day of the customer's departure (as well as any additional consumption / purchase)..

Article 9 - Tourist tax

The tourist tax is a local tax which the customer must pay to the owner who then transfers it to the public treasury. It is 0.77 € per person and per night.

Article 10 - Use of the premises

The customer must respect the peaceful character of the place and make use of it in accordance with their destination. He undertakes to return the rooms in good condition and must declare any damage for which he could be responsible and assume the repair. The whole house is a non-smoking area.

Article 11 – Children

All children are welcome. A child under 3 stays free of charge. A cot for toddlers is available on request.

Article 12 - Animals

Animals are welcome in the house. The customer must specify their presence, when booking their stay, with the owner.

Article 13 – Parking

We do not have a private car park, parking is in the street, right in front of the establishment or in a large free public car park, further up the street, 1 minute walk from the house.