Our Estate Vineyards
Producing the finest expression of Oregon Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
Situated atop the Dundee Hills, between 400' to 800' in elevation, our site was selected for its remarkable similarity in climate, latitude and aspect to the legendary vineyards of Burgundy.
Robert Drouhin's vision of an Oregon estate winery that could rival the great vineyards of Burgundy has been realized at DDO. From what began as test plantings of cloned Pinot Noir rootstock, Domaine Drouhin now encompasses 124 acres of hillside vineyards. Interspersed with the Pinot Noir vines are 11 acres of Chardonnay, planted at various elevations and, like in Burgundy, planted right alongside rows of Pinot Noir.
planted at DDO is unique to the estate. We also have two large blocks of
rootstock planted on the estate, so we can graft the cuttings onto rootstock
that we have grown ourselves. We grow and plant rootstocks that we've learned
are well suited to the specifics of our vineyard sites in terms of site
elevation, soil depth, and moisture-holding capacity. In this way we can
maintain the highest level of quality control over our plant material.
densely planted vines are farmed sustainably, L.I.V.E. certified, and tended to by hand when leaves
and fruit are thinned; harvesting is also done entirely by hand.