One of the Most Famous and Fertile Wineries in Burgundy
Domaine Joseph Drouhin is one of Burgundy’s most prolific winemakers standing out for several reasons. The winery owns 73 hectares of vineyards throughout Burgundy. The greatest part is in Chablis where it has 38 hectares. In Côte de Nuits and Côte de Beaune, the winery owns 32 hectares, and the remaining part is in the Côte Chalonnaise appellation. The diversity of the terroir means that Domaine Joseph Drouhin produces a wide selection of wines including Pouilly-Fuissé, Beaujolais Nouveau, and Givry. Pinot Noir from the region is said to be the favorite of Henry IV of France.
Winery Run by the Four Talented Grandchildren of Mr Drouhin
The beginnings of the domain go back to 1880. It is now in the hands of the fourth generation, the four grandchildren of Joseph Drouhin, supported by father Robert. All of them are passionate about wine, but each has their own role within the company. Laurent lives in the United States and heads its American and Caribbean marketing campaigns. Véronique is the domain’s Head Winemaker while Philippe is the estate Manager. Frédéric is the President of the Executive Board and oversees the Domaine’s overall strategy.
The Moulin de Vaudon and the Cavernous Wine Cellars of Domaine Joseph Drouhin
The Domaine owns the Moulin de Vaudon, a watermill from the 18th century. It is close to the Chablis Grand Cru vineyards and is the center of the Domaine’s Chablis winemaking. The winery also owns cellars in locations in the old part of Beaune town. Among them are the cellars of the collegiate church where some of the domain’s best wines are laid to age.