Domaine Drouhin, Oregon
Presented by Jen Butler-Dreyfus Ashby Sat. 2-4 pm.
October 21, 2017
The Domaine Drouhin Oregon story began in Burgundy in 1880, with the founding of Maison Joseph Drouhin in Beaune. Joseph’s son, Maurice Drouhin, expanded the Drouhin estate including the purchase of the family’s signature vineyards in the Clos des Mouches. Maurice’s son, Robert Drouhin, continued the family practice of buying exceptional vineyards, and in 1987, purchased land in the Dundee Hills of Oregon. At the time of this extraordinary leap, there were only 65 wineries in the state, but Robert was inspired by the potential of the region, and by the close community of winemakers.
Having recently achieved her Master’s degree in oenology, Robert’s daughter, Véronique Drouhin, was appointed winemaker, and her brother Phillippe was named as viticulturalist. The first vintage was 1988, and to this day, both continue in these key roles.
Domaine Drouhin Oregon is known for its consistently excellent Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from the Dundee Hills estate, which show a clear link to the family roots in Burgundy. Or, as the family proudly says, “French soul, Oregon soil.”
We have Jen Butler from Dreyfus Ashby in house pouring. No fee tasting!
Saturday, October 21st. 2-4 pm.