For forty years the Drouhin family has owned Domaine Drouhin-Vaudon
in Chablis and its outstanding vineyards. Philippe, Véronique, Laurent, and Frédéric have made this estate a pioneer of the appellation and one of its most dynamic members, to the point that it has become a reference in the region. The daily work at the estate is handled by a team of ten people led by the passionate Denis Mery.
In the late 1980s Philippe Drouhin launched a project of conversion to organic viticulture and, later, to biodynamics. Today Domaine Drouhin-Vaudon is the largest estate in Chablis to follow this philosophy.
Jérôme Faure-Brac and Véronique Drouhin vinify the wines in the estate's winery in Chablis proper. The grapes are pressed gently to respect the fruit, and the juice from the last press is discarded. Village-level wines are fermented in stainless steel. Premier crus and grand crus are matured partly in oak barrels, but the estate never uses new barrels, whose tannins and aromas are too strong. Larger barrels, double the classic size used in Burgundy, are favored because they preserve the wine's freshness and minerality, imparting only a discreet wood influence.
“The Burgundian terroir expresses itself through the vines, and we try to reveal even their faintest messages.” Everything here is in place to ensure the greatest respect for the terroir and its diversity.
More informations on the website Drouhin-Vaudon