Maison Joseph Drouhin
The House of Joseph Drouhin is a negociant, meaning it purchases grapes and wines grown and produced by others and blends them to sell under its own label. In recent years, however, the line between negociants and "estate-growers," who bottle only wines produced in their own vineyards, has become blurred in Burgundy, as negociants like Drouhin now also bottle wines from their own estates.
Since 1880 Maison Joseph Drouhin has built a reputation for wines that primarily reflect their individual terroir and vintage. Faithfully preserving individuality of each appellation, the Drouhin firm constantly strives for wines of breed, finesse and elegance. A balance of tradition and modern techniques characterizes Joseph Drouhin winemaking and vineyard management; on site nursery, plowing, leaf removal, 100% hand harvesting, open fermenters, fermenting and aging in oak As a result of its historic location deep in the heart of Beaune, and the quality of its vineyards, the expertise resulting from years of experience in the cultivation of vines and traditional vinification. Maison Joseph Drouhin is uniquely placed to uphold authentic Burgundian style. Starting with Joseph Drouhin, who founded Maison Joseph Drouhin over a century ago, a great estate has evolved with important holdings in Côte de Beaune, Côte de Nuits, Chablis and, most recently, Oregon.