Champagne village profile: Jonchery-sur-Vesle in the Vallée de la Vesle

Diagram Jonchery-sur-Vesle 201503Key facts for Jonchery-sur-Vesle

Located in: Montagne & Val de Reims: Vesle et Ardre
Vineyards and grape varieties: 1.9 hectares (4.7 acres), of which 56% Pinot Noir and 44% Pinot Meunier.
Classification: “Autre cru” (84%)


The map is linked from Wikimedia Commons, and the geographical information originates from OpenStreetMap. The dotted white area corresponds to the vineyards, light yellow is other open terrain, and green indicates forest.

Neighbouring villages

The Vesle river at Jonchery-sur-Vesle. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo Garitan, October 2012).

On the left bank of Vesle
Southeast: Courcelles-Sapicourt
Southsoutheast: Branscourt
Southwest: Vandeuil

On the right bank of Vesle
Northnorthwest: Montigny-sur-Vesle (part of the Massif de Saint-Thierry)
Eastnortheast: Prouilly (part of the Massif de Saint-Thierry)

The village

The town hall (mairie) of Jonchery-sur-Vesle. Picture linked from Wikimedia Commons (photo Garitan, 2012).

Jonchery-sur-Vesle is located on the left bank (i.e., the south side) of the Vesle river. It is a somewhat larger village than most of the region’s villages with vineyards within their borders.

The Jonchery-sur-Vesle commune covers 320 hectares and has 1 918 inhabitants (as of 2012) referred to as joncaviduliens and joncaviduliennes.


The small vineyard surface that exists in Jonchery-sur-Vesle is located in the southern part of the commune, close to the border to Branscourt. The vineyards are continuous across this border.

The current vineyard surface in the Jonchery-sur-Vesle commune is 1.9 hectares (4.7 acres). There are 1.1 ha Pinot Noir (56.2%) and 0.8 ha Pinot Meunier (43.8%). Numbers from CIVC, as of 2013. In 1997, the vineyard surface was 2 ha. There are 6 vineyard owners (exploitants) in the commune.

Champagne producers

Champagne growers

Producer status is indicated where known: RM = récoltant-manipulant, or grower-producers. RC = récoltant-coopérateur, growers that are cooperative members but sell Champagnes under their own name.

  • Cornu-Jancart (RC), on older(?) bottles their location is given as Gueux.
  • Fabrice Delagarde (RC), sometimes just Delagarde, has 2.3 ha of vineyards spread over Prouilly, Jonchery-sur-Vesle, Vrigny, Rosnay, Janvry, Branscourt, and Germigny.
  • J.M. Gandon (RC), also written J-M Gandon.

Comment: It is not certain that the list is complete.


© Tomas Eriksson 2015, last update 2015-11-05

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