This interview is with Veronique Boss-Drouhin of Domaine Drouhin Oregon. In this interview, Veronique first discusses how she got into wine after originally wanting to be a pianist— born into a wine family in Burgundy France. She then goes on to discuss her education and how she ended up in Oregon. Further into the interview, Veronique talks about the people she worked with, the difficulties in balancing working between Burgundy and Oregon, and speaks about how she drew inspiration from Burgundy Pinot Noir to make it her own unique wine in Oregon. Towards the end of the interview, Veronique touches on the welcoming spirit the industry had, her proudest achievement, and her perspectives on the future.

This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at the Nicholson Library at Linfield College on June 26, 2019.


This interview is with Veronique Boss-Drouhin, a fourth-generation winemaker who is the winemaker at Domaine Drouhin in Dayton, Oregon. Drouhin-Boss talks about her home in France, her early days in the industry, the day she and her father first found out about Oregon wine, and managing her time between two continents. She also speaks to the changing weather in the Willamette Valley and how soil affects the grapes.

This interview was conducted by Janis Miglavs on October 9, 2007.


Veronique Drouhin is a fourth-generation winemaker from Burgundy, France. She is the current winemaker at Domaine Drouhin in Dayton, Oregon and oversees winemaking at Maison Joseph Drouhin in Burgundy.

In this interview, Drouhin discusses some of the differences and similarities in winemaking and grape growing in Oregon and Burgundy. Because there are more similarities than differences, the Drouhins have been very successful in Oregon. She finds that the different soil types have proved to be less influential and that similar climate is what allows for such a similar end product.

This interview was conducted in 2006.

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