Jenny & Francois Selections
Jenny & François Selections was created in 2000.
In the past few years, they have begun working with fabulous distributors in other states. We feel close in philosophy and goals to movements such as Fair Trade and Slow Foods, as well as environmental movements. Our hope is that Jenny & François Selections helps passionate winemakers, who respect the environment and high standards of quality, to continue what they do by bringing their wines to the United States.
They love to educate about natural wines, and share the same excitement for these wines with passionate wine professionals and individuals across the US just as we do.
Jenny Lefcourt, a native New Yorker, originally landed in Paris to study French film during her PhD at Harvard.
After many visits to Paris wine bars and vineyards throughout France, all paths led to wine instead of academia.
Jenny divides her time between France and the US (mostly Paris & New York).
François Ecot, during his years playing jazz piano and tuning and restoring accordians in his native Paris, not only developed his musical ear, but also his smell and taste for wine.
His childhood visits to Chablis vineyards near his family home in Burgundy sparked his interest early. In 1999, he went back to school for winemaking in Beaune, and spent years apprenticing at vineyards doing everything from plowing with a horse to harvesting. He now even makes wine from a small plot of vines he planted in Burgundy.
His hands-on experience in the vines and cellar are a big part of what makes Jenny & François Selections so unique.
François spends most of his time finding fabulous natural wines on his travels through France and beyond.
Together they make a formidable team.