Passion, humility, respect for one's Earth ... The origins of  Drouet's House

Family History
Our roots

photo portrait d'UlysseDumargue

Ulysse & Elina

y great grandparents

Our estate was originally founded in 1848 by Jean L'HOMME. He was a renowned distiller, and awarded a diplomafrom the Grand Prix d'Eaux-de-vie at the Universal Exhibition in BRUSSELS in 1897, which we have kept.

My great grandparents, Ulysse and Elina were housekeepers to the L'HOMME family and worked on the estate all their lives.

photo portrait Gabriel DROUET

Irène & Gabriel

My grandparents,

Irène and Gabriel carried on the work for some years. Through hard work and sacrifice and by saving they managed to acquire a few plots of neighbouring vineyards.

photo portrait Gérard DROUE

Monique & Gérard

My parents

In 1969, my parents, Monique and Gérard, bought the outbuildings, a 4-hl still and a few more acres of vines. Our family acquired the Estate and could finally distil its own wines. They made their Grande Champagne eau-de-vie, which was always so precious in the eyes of my ancestors.

Corinne & Patrick DROUET

Inheritance know-how

After further changes and purchases of vines, I was encouraged by my parents to produce our first Pineau des Charentes in 1987 and installed two traditional 10-hl stills. Through rigorous and meticulous work in the vines and in the cellar, this has allowed us to develop a range of Cognacs, Pineaux with great character that honour our terroir, vines, expertise and traditions.

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