Domaine Drouhin Oregon
Established in 1987, Domaine Drouhin Oregon is owned by Maison Joseph Drouhin, the famed wine producer from the Burgundy region of France. Located in the Dundee Hills of Oregon, Domaine Drouhin Oregon features wines handcrafted by fourth-generation winemaker Véronique Drouhin-Boss and reflect the Drouhin family’s special talent for producing Pinot Noir and Chardonnay of great distinction, balance, elegance and finesse. The entire 225-acre estate is certified sustainable by the LIVE organization.
In August 2008, Tanner Creek Energy completed the design and installation of a 94.5 kW ground-mounted photovoltaic system at the Domaine Drouhin Oregon winery. This installation is currently the largest solar panel system in the Oregon wine industry and despite its size, the system integrates well into the estate’s vineyard landscape. This system will produce approximately 101,100 kWh of electricity per year and will reduce the winery’s carbon impact by an average of 85 tons each year and by nearly 1,900 tons over the 25 year life of the system.
“We chose Tanner Creek because of their excellent previous work and their effort to have this make sense for a winery, both financially and in terms of our relationship to the land and environment. We also appreciated their help in handling the various administrative hurdles along the way. Perhaps most important was their determination to keep the project elements local to Oregon and their demonstrated commitment to the Oregon wine industry.”
— David Millman, Managing Director, Domaine Drouhin Oregon