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Véronique Boss-Drouhin

The words "finesse” and "elegance” describe
Véronique and the wines she makes.

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Véronique Boss-Drouhin

Our winemaker extraordinaire produces elegant Pinot Noir and Chardonnay on both sides of the Atlantic.

Véronique Drouhin-Boss, the fourth-generation winemaker of the Drouhin family, has lovingly crafted every drop of wine produced at Domaine Drouhin Oregon since our first vintage in 1988. She also now oversees the winemaking at Maison Joseph Drouhin in Burgundy, producing some of the world's finest Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines on both sides of the Atlantic.

Véronique's interest in wine and the family business began when she was young, and blossomed under the tutelage of father Robert Drouhin. In 1986, she graduated from the University of Dijon with an advanced degree in enology, and decided to venture to Oregon to expand her experience and learn more about the fledgling industry that was beginning to take root in the Willamette Valley. Véronique interned that year with Adelsheim Vineyards, Bethel Heights, and Eyrie. She has returned to Oregon every year since then to capture the essence of what nature provides in our unique estate vineyards.

In many ways, Véronique embodies the essence of Pinot Noir -- spirited, graceful, and feminine. Her wines at Domaine Drouhin have always been hallmarked by elegance, finesse, purity, and the capacity to improve gracefully with age. 

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Philippe Drouhin

Applying centuries of knowledge from the
legendary vineyards of Burgundy to 
the Dundee Hills of Oregon.

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Philippe Drouhin

Expressing and drawing forth the unique terroir that every vineyard offers.

Véronique's brother Philippe Drouhin is our man of the vine, responsible for the management and care of the Drouhin vineyards in Burgundy, Chablis and Oregon. From an early age, Philippe observed the viticultural methods and practices that produced some of the world's finest Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines, and he assisted his father Robert in conducting research on soils and vines. After graduating from the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce in Tours, he went to the Lycée Viticole in Beaune and attended enology courses at the University of Dijon.

He officially entered the family business in 1988, and was charged with managing the vineyards, where he selects the grape stocks and clones, chooses the care to be given to the soils and oversees the pruning schedules. He is an avid student and practitioner of sustainable, biodynamic and organic farming techniques. When harvest season arrives, he is expert at helping decide the perfect time to gather the fruit in order to achieve the highest expressions of quality and each vineyard's terroir.