Frederic Drouhin, the owner of the Joseph Drouhin estate, will take our guests at Soneva Fushi and Soneva Jani on a virtual wine journey on December 22, 2021. Alongside our expert sommeliers, he will showcase the company’s exceptional wines from France’s Burgundy region.
Joseph Drouhin was a daring and enterprising young man who came from the Chablis region. In 1880, at the age of 22, he settled in Beaune and founded his own wine company there. His aim was to offer wines of great quality that would bear his name. With 80 hectares (197.5 acres), the Joseph Drouhin Domaine is one of the largest estates in the region. It is comprised of a majority of Premier and Grand Crus, planted with the two Burgundian grape varietals, pinot noir and chardonnay. With close to 90 different appellations, Joseph Drouhin offers a fascinating array of Burgundy terroirs in all their authenticity and subtle variations. Joseph Drouhin has adopted the biological and biodynamic approach. Only natural products are used in the vineyards and all procedures show the utmost respect for the soil, the vine and the environment. For the last 140 years, Maison Joseph Drouhin has been in the hands of the Drouhin family. Today, the fourth generation is at the helm, animated by the same passion that inspired the founder of the company.