1880, Joseph Drouhin purchased the business trading
rights of a wine house founded in 1756.
The house is located in Beaune, in the heart of the old town, within the ancient
In 1918, the son of the founder , Maurice Drouhin, set the goal to develop
a fine estate and specialize in Burgundy wines exclusively. He purchased various
vineyards, in particular the famous Beaune Clos des Mouches and a vineyard
in the Clos de Vougeot.
After World War Two, the company expanded further as it developed a world market.
1957 Robert Drouhin, took over the firm : he continued the expansion of
the estate in Côte de Nuits, adding prestigious vineyards such as Musigny, Griotte
Chambertin, Chambertin Clos de Bèze, Bonnes Mares, Grands Echézeaux. He also enhanced
the position and reputation of the company worldwide.
1968 Another estate was established in Chablis, including various Grands
Crus (Vaudésir, Les Clos) and several Premier Crus.
The total estate now comprises over 60 hectares.
1988 Domaine Drouhin Oregon was created in USA.
1994 A holding Company was created with Snow Brand Products in Tokyo.
Since 1880 Maison Joseph Drouhin has built a reputation for wines that primarily
reflect their individual terroir and vintage. Faithfully preserving the authentic
individuality of each appellation, the Drouhin firm constantly strives for wines
of breed, finesse and elegance.
Domaine Drouhin Oregon / PO Box 700 / Dundee, OR 97115 / 503-864-2700