Maison Joseph Drouhin Description
Maison Joseph Drouhin is a prominent wine producer located in the charming town of Beaune, France. Established in 1880, this esteemed domaine has evolved over the 20th Century, expanding its reach to encompass vineyards in key wine regions like Chablis, the Côte de Nuits, the Côte de Beaune, and the Côte Chalonnaise. Their portfolio comprises a wide array of wines, ranging from delightful village-level cuvées to highly coveted grand cru and premier cru offerings crafted from the finest Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes.
The winery was founded by Joseph Drouhin, who laid the foundation for the company in the late 19th Century, choosing Beaune as its headquarters. As the domain flourished, Joseph’s son, Maurice, played a crucial role in its growth by acquiring vineyards in the early 20th Century, including the renowned Clos des Mouches vineyard. The momentum continued as Joseph Drouhin expanded its land holdings in Chablis during the 1950s and 1960s. In a bold move, the domaine even established a vineyard in Oregon, USA, in 1988.
Maison Joseph Drouhin is renowned for its exquisite grand cru wines, such as Musigny, Corton-Charlemagne, Les Clos, and the Marquis de Laguiche Montrachet Grand Cru, all hailing from the prestigious Côte d’Or and Chablis regions. Additionally, the domaine holds prime vineyard plots in renowned premier cru locations, including Les Amoureuses vineyard in Chambolle-Musigny and Clos des Mouches in Beaune.
In addition to their prestigious offerings, Maison Joseph Drouhin produces a diverse range of village-level and regional wines. These wines source grapes from local growers and the domaine’s own vineyards, showcasing the rich and varied terroir of the region. With a legacy spanning over a century, Maison Joseph Drouhin continues to impress wine enthusiasts worldwide with their commitment to quality and passion for winemaking.