Laurent Drouhin (2016)
Maison Joseph Drouhin
The Main Line Wine Gala is honored to welcome Laurent Drouhin, proprietor and the great grandson of the founder of Maison Joseph Drouhin, as its 2016 honorary chair
Laurent Drouhin comes from a family with wine connections dating back to the 13th Century. The family managed the great wine cellars for the Duke of Burgundy and King of France in Beaune. In 1880, Joseph Drouhin started his own wine business, and today Maison Drouhin is one of the largest estates in all of Burgundy.
The family has collected some of the most famous vineyards in Burgundy, such as Clos des Mouches, Montrachet Marquis de Laguiche, Musigny, Clos de Vougeot and Corton-Charlemagne. The Drouhins are the only family from Burgundy to belong to the prestigious Primum Familiae Vini, the first families of wine, including Antinori, Chateau Mouton Rothschild, Bodegas Torres and Vega Sicilia. In 1988, the family purchased 279 acres in Willamette Valley to create Domaine Drouhin. The winery is known for Pinot Nior and Chardonnay. The Chardonnay was named “Best New World White Wine” by the UK’s influential Decanter magazine.
Laurent Drouhin visits RHD's Center for Creative Works for the Main Line Wine Gala
Laurent manages the family’s business with his siblings, Frederic, Veronique and Philippe. Laurent's unique history will inspire “old” and “new” world presentations of Chardonnay and Pinot Nior.
The 2016 Main Line Wine Gala will be Nov. 10 at the Merion Cricket Club from 6pm-9pm