Freshly Shucked Oysters, Shrimp Cocktail, Scallop Ceviche
Cognac Sauce, Cocktail Sauce, Mignonette
Potato Cup, House Smoked Salmon Tartare, Preserved Lemon Crème
Pomegranate Compressed Watermelon, Creamy Feta & Micro Basil
Caramelized Banana Taco, Foie Gras Mousse, Toasted Sicilian Pistachio
Cranberry Quenelle, Pickled Pearl Onion Rings, Humboldt Fog
Grande Réserve Chardonnay
Toasted Wheat Risotto
English Peas, Caramelized Vidalia Onion, Chévre
Cuvée Naturelle Extra Brut
New Zealand Rack of Lamb
Feta Dauphinoise, Braised Rainbow Chard, Blueberry & Lamb Jus
Yuzu Curd Napoleon
Almond Tuile, Fresh Berries
Francois Dubois Demi-Sec
History of Champagne Jeepers
In 2009, Nicolas and Myriam Dubois, both winemakers and true Champenois, took over the brand and infused it with a powerful new ambition. They wanted to cement its position in the traditional champagne market by creating a new bottle, unique to Jeeper.
2013 heralded a decisive encounter with Michel Reybier. Always in search of excellence products, Reybier family is known internationally and particularly in the wine world for their properties in the Cos d’Estournel (listed Grand Cru of Saint-Estèphe) and their Tokaj estates in Hungary. The Dubois family, current owner of Les domaines Jeeper, registered in the winemaking tradition since 1764, has always had at its heart the production of high-quality champagnes. Sharing this passion and this ambition for excellence has linked these two families. Together, they pulled out all the stops to breathe new life into Jeeper Champagnes and build a solid, long-lasting brand.
The culmination of this hard work came in 2014, with the arrival of Jeeper’s «next generation» champagnes. These for non-vintage champagnes are the distilled essence of the brand’s philosophy and unique flavour. They are the embodiment of the Jeeper Taste.
History of the Name
A winemaking dynasty since the 18th century, the Goutorbe family produces high-quality champagne in the village of Damery, in the heart of the Marne valley. Armand Goutorbe, the heir to the family business, passed a major milestone in the brand’s history in the 1940’s.
As an intelligence officer for the French Army during the Second World War, the young winemaker was taken prisoner. He stayed strong and did not divulge any military secrets, eventually helping save American and other allied soldiers from certain death.
Armand returned to his native Champagne disabled, but received a Willy’s Jeep from the US Army to enable him to work the vines and give him the chance to get his life and business back on track.
It was in memory of his story and the desire to stand out from the various other Goutorbes in the region that led Armand Goutorbe to rename his champagne “Jeeper” in 1949.
As a real entrepreneur, the “Jeeper Man”, as friendly nicknamed by the people of the region, developed his business. This was the birth of the Jeeper brand: truly excellent champagnes, created in a spirit of audacity, modernity and accessibility.
Timeline of Nicolas Dubois, Owner of Champagnes Jeeper
Nicolas Dubois was born in Reims in 1978.
His father is an entrepreneur and his mother is a winemaker.
At 40 years old Nicolas is the father of 3 children.
After terminating his studies in wine making and viticulture, at 17 years old, he decides to start and work in the vineyards.
In 1999, He launches his first brand of Champagnes and releases his first bottles in 2003.
In 2009, Champagne Jeeper is for sale by the son of the original founder.
Nicolas sees in this brand a true treasure, a diamond that he will shape carefully. For this special Champagne, a special jewel box had to be created. Nicolas thinks and creates a unique bottle, with special dimensions and characteristics for an optimal quality and taste and re thinks the whole production process, the Jeeper taste was born.
Passionate, self-taught and a true winemaker soul, he always has thousands of ideas in a second.
For his children, he matures towards a vineyard in total respect with the environment.
His ambition and his dream are to position Jeeper as one of the best Champagne house, built on a strong identity and solid ethic values.