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The Domaine Drouhin Winery Family's winemaking roots run deep, having taken hold in Burgundy's best wine vineyards more than a century ago. Through the years, there has been a very clear link, a continuum, that inhabits Maison Joseph Drouhin, and now Domaine Drouhin of Oregon wine country.
Domaine Drouhin Winery estate winery in the Dundee Hills creates elegant, fine Oregon Pinot Noir and Oregon Chardonnay wines forged from our family's tradition of fine winemaking in France. For more than 25 years, the Drouhin Family has brought a wealth of hard-earned experience to their Oregon vineyards in the Willamette Valley wine country , just southwest of Portland, Oregon.
Domaine Drouhin Winery Oregon estate was established in the late 1980s, but their oregon winemaking roots were planted in Burgundy a century earlier, when Joseph Drouhin moved from Chablis to Beaune, and in 1880 founded Maison Joseph Drouhin.  He was succeeded by his son, the brilliant Maurice Drouhin, who dedicated his life to making fine wine making.  In 1957, Robert Drouhin became the third generation to run the business. He first "discovered”
Oregon wine countryon a 1961 visit, and then again during the 1979 and '80 blind tastings in Paris and Burgundy (the latter of which Robert organized) that put Oregon wines on the world wine map. Robert recognized that it was Oregon wine country, more so than California wine country, whose soils and climate could unlock the complexities and potential of oregon Pinot Noir and Oregon Chardonnay in the United States.
The Drouhin Family's winemaking roots run deep, having taken hold in Burgundy's best vineyards more than a century ago. Through the years, there has been a very clear link, a continuum, that inhabits Maison Joseph Drouhin, and now Domaine Drouhin Oregon. Our estate winery in the Dundee Hills creates elegant, fine Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines forged from our family's tradition of fine winemaking in France. For more than 25 years, the Drouhin Family has brought a wealth of hard-earned experience to their vineyards in the Willamette Valley, just southwest of Portland, Oregon. "Skills get more refined, methods evolve, but what's important is what is transmitted from generation to generation: The search for excellence, the intellectual curiosity, the sense of values, passion, the respect for terroir.” -- Robert J. Drouhin Our Oregon estate was established in the late 1980s, but our winemaking roots were planted in Burgundy a century earlier, when Joseph Drouhin moved from Chablis to Beaune, and in 1880 founded Maison Joseph Drouhin. He was succeeded by his son, the brilliant Maurice Drouhin, who dedicated his life to making fine wine. In 1957, Robert Drouhin became the third generation to run the business.
In 1986, Robert's daughter Véronique came to Oregon wine country after achieving a masters diploma in enology.  She worked that harvest with three families, the Letts (Eyrie Vineyard), the Casteels (Bethel Heights) and the Adelsheims (Adelsheim Vineyards).  
 
 
 About Domaine Drouhin Oregon Pinot Noir
Domaine Drouhin 1988 Oregon Pinot Noir Willamette Valley was the first wine produced in Oregon by the Drouhin Family. Over two decades later, this cuvée has become a foun­dational element of many great restaurant wine lists and personal wine cellars. The Oregon wine fruit is harvested entirely from the family’s Dundee Hills Oregon estate, and the Oregon wine is vini­fied in the Drouhin family style with a focus on elegance, balance and finesse.
Winemaking
All of Domaine Drouhin Pinot Noir is handpicked into 25-pound totes, then hand sorted & de-stemmed at Domaine Drouhin four level gravity flow Oregon winery. Fermenta­tions are long and careful. By December, all of the Oregon wine was safely in barrel. Domaine Drouhin uses approximately 20% new oak with their oregon Pinot Noir,which allows the character of the Oregon wine and vintage to show through. Domaine Drouhin barrels are custom made for Domaine Drouhin in Burgundy, using oak from France’s best forests.
The 2011 Vintage
2011 will be remembered as Oregon’s latest growing season with a cool and wet September turning into a dry and moderately warm October. Harvest lasted into November, allowing for full maturity and excellent flavor development. Strict sorting was required, but by all accounts, 2011 has turned out to be an exciting year for oregon  Pinot Noir.