A Family Tradition
Farming is in our blood
The Jasmin family name originates with Sebastien F. Jasmin who immigrated to Canada from Sedan, Ardennes, France in the mid 1890’s as a young boy, who became a WWI Veteran and farmed throughout his life. Our families were also farmers (grain growers on the prairies).
In 2001, a trip to the south of France solidified that we wanted to go back to our farming roots. The picture of the countryside filled with vines undergoing their ritual pruning, as farmers took to the vineyards is implanted in our minds forever. We walked away convinced the best wines in France do not travel very far from where the grapes are grown and produced.
In 2004, we purchased land near the south end of Cufra Inlet, on Thetis Island with sloping south exposure and well-drained soils we worked the land to become Domaine Jasmin vineyard and the winery, a little later.
We grow Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir, vines that do well in Burgundy, France the region that has a similar growing climates to Thetis Island. We are strong proponents that wine is made in the vineyard. We manage our vines with cultural and natural practices to maximize flavour development, attained through the longest possible hang time. Our wines are handcrafted to reflect the natural beauty and purity that is Thetis Island.
As of April 2018, Domaine Jasmin has retired its licenced to produce wine commercially. Our property is currently for sale. We look forward to the next chapter in our lives.
J. Denis & Coleen Gagnon