World class wines
The House of Joseph Drouhin is one of the largest wineries in Burgundy. The family owns 80 hectares spread over Côte de Nuits, Côte de Beaune, Côte Chalonnaise and Chablis. Over 2/3 of the vineyards have a Premier or Grand Cru classification. With the size of the vineyard comes a corresponding diversity, of course, and now they offer 90 different wines. The manor house of Joseph Drouhin is an old water mill from the 18th century. Located near Chablis, it is surrounded by Grand Cru vineyards. The mill wheel turns in the river Serein, which flows past the mill.
A long time ago...
The family's history as winegrowers began in 1880 when Joseph Drouhin, just 22 years old at the time, settled in Beaume and founded a wine trade. His aim was to produce a wine that would bear his name and offer high quality. It was to be his son Maurice who acquired the first vineyards and thus created the basis for the wines of the house. Robert Drouhin in turn expanded the estate to its present size. He took over the company in 1957 and already then introduced the culture raisonnée, which stands for chemical-free cultivation. He had anticipated the trend towards organic winegrowing and the family now runs it to the highest standards. Today the house is run by Frédéric, Véronique, Philippe and Laurent, Robert's children.
Famous lands in Burgundy
The family owns some of the most famous sites in Burgundy. The following are among the most famous ones:
- Clos de Mouches
- Montrachet Marquis de Laguiche
- Clos de Vougeot
Most of the mountains are planted with Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, the two typical Burgundy grape varieties. For some of the regional or village appellations Drouhin buys grapes by partners in the region. Thus, the family, according to their wines, also has a terroir variety of almost 90 appellations.
Even if the head office is historically interesting, but the cellars tell volumes by past times. The Drouhins now own four buildings, including cellars under the former Burgundian parliament or one built by the canons of Beaune.
Drouhin offers wines for everyone, with great complexity and elegance. They can be found in major restaurants around the world and are also an ideal accompaniment to cuisine of all origins. Organic farming also removes the hurdle for the environmentally conscious consumer to enjoy the best wines from Burgundy. Let us convince you of our selection of wines by Joseph Drouhin!
More information about Joseph Drouhin
|Street:||7 rue d'Enfer|
|Contact & Web|
|Telephone:||+33 3 80 24 68 88|
|Year of Incorporation:||1880|
|Vineyard Area:||80 ha|