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:
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.