Best of Burgundy
From cellars in the oldest caves in Beaune, the wines of Joseph Drouhin are found on the finest tables.
For the last 140 years, Maison Joseph Drouhin has been in the hands of the Drouhin family with the fourth generation at the helm today.
With 80 hectares, the Domaine Joseph Drouhin is one of the largest, oldest and most respected wine producers in the Burgundy region. It owns vineyards in all of Burgundy – from Chablis to Côte de Nuits to Côte de Beaune – planted with the two Burgundian grape varietals, pinot noir and chardonnay.
Some vineyards are among the most famous in Burgundy, including Clos des Mouches, Musigny and Clos de Vougeot. More than two thirds of the vineyards are classified as Premier and Grand Crus.
Founded in Beaune in 1880, Maison Joseph Drouhin’s cellars have spread from the historical Cellars of the Dukes of Burgundy and the Kings of France in Beaune (12th-18th centuries) to the Moulin de Vaudon, an 18th Century watermill in Chablis.
Maison Joseph Drouhin boasts the oldest caves in Beaune.
The Beaune cellars of Maison Joseph Drouhin are a warren of four contiguous caves beneath the heart of the city.
The Winery of the Collégiale Church, a 13th century cuverie with a massive wheel press — or perroquet (parrot) — assembled in 1570, lies above the vaulted Gothic-style Cellars of the Collégiale Church, built by the Canons of Beaune. Here, Maison Joseph Drouhin ages its most prestigious wine.
Then there are the 15th century Cellars of the Dukes of Burgundy, the 13th century Cellars of the Kings of France and the Cave of Parliament erected upon a 4th century Roman castrum (fort).
In the former Cave of Parliament, now Maison Joseph Drouhin’s tasting room, a hand-carved statue of St Vincent, Burgundy’s patron saint of wine, graces a niche near the entrance.
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