Arron and Ashley Bell
Wednesday, April 29, 2020 Congress Has Heart Reception and Collectors Dinner
Thursday, April 30, 2020 Winemaker Dinner Series
Established in 1987, Domaine Drouhin Oregon is owned by the Drouhin Family of Burgundy (Maison Joseph Drouhin). Fourth-generation winemaker Véronique Drouhin-Boss produces wines of distinction, balance, elegance and longevity. Philippe Drouhin, who oversees the family vineyards in Burgundy and Oregon, is responsible for the 225-acre estate. Today, 130 acres are under vine and are certiﬁed sustainable by L.I.V.E. The family’s principled approach to viticulture and winemaking, and long experience with Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, have earned an international reputation for excellence.
The Domaine Drouhin wines have received world-wide acclaim from the press and the wine lovers year after year. The Pinot Noir bottlings are frequently awarded “Outstanding” scores from the Wine Spectator and Wine Advocate critics, and the Chardonnay was recently named “Best New World White Wine” by the UK’s influential Decanter magazine.
Ashley Bell is Director of Sales & Education for Domaine Drouhin Oregon. A respected Oregon voice, Ashley joined the winery in 2004 and is committed to the nexus of food, wine and hospitality. She travels nationally to represent the Drouhin Family wines, and is fluent in their work both in Burgundy and in Oregon. As a founding member of the Dundee Hills AVA board, and a current Oregon Pinot Camp board member, Ashley is tireless in the mission to share what makes Domaine Drouhin Oregon so special.
Assistant Winemaker Arron Bell joined Domaine Drouhin Oregon in 2002, and has been an integral part of the winery’s operations ever since. He works hand in hand with Véronique Drouhin to craft the elegant, age-worthy wines for which DDO is known, oversees the production team year-round, and manages operations. He is a native Oregonian, a graduate in Philosophy from the University of Oregon, and a deeply knowledgeable voice for the Drouhin wines produced in Burgundy and in the Dundee Hills.