Dry Extract Interview: Véronique Drouhin of Domaine Drouhin in Burgundy and Oregon

Véronique Drouhin of Domaine Drouhin

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Véronique Drouhin of Domaine Drouhin

Véronique Drouhin of Domaine Drouhin

© photo provided

Véronique Boss-Drouhin was born into the Drouhin winemaking dynasty in Beaune, Burgundy. In 1987, her family established Domaine Drouhin in Oregon, USA. Véronique is globally recognized for her work in Burgundy and Oregon. She has made more than 30 vintages in each growing region and is considered an icon in both. In 2019, she was awarded the Légion d’Honneur, France’s highest award of merit.

The best advice I ever got

Never doubt that you deserve your opportunity.

My life motto

Stay positive, work hard and make it happen.

I am currently reading

Des diables et des saints by Jean-Baptiste Andrea

My most played music track

Piano Concerto No. 215 by Mozart

If I didn’t do my current job

I would be a forest manager

Skill I don’t currently possess but would like to have

To be a good pianist

My favourite kind of exercise


I relax while


I collect

Every vintage of my Vosne Romanée Les Petits Monts

My essential newspaper/magazine

Le Monde

My desert-island wine

Beaune 1er Cru Clos des Mouches

I have learnt a lot from

Life, friends, family

My last meal and sip will be

At home with my husband, children and best friends and it will be self-service in the cellar!