La Maison BROTTE
5 Generation of Winemaker
Maison Brotte was founded in 1931. Since its creation, it has been committed to sharing its love for exceptional terroirs whilst advocating eco-friendly practices and continuing in its pioneering spirit. Each generation at the helm of the company has shared the same desire to craft high-quality, elegant and authentic wines.
Today, Laurent Brotte manages the company with his wife Christine.
Their children Thibault and Benoit joined them in the family business in 2015.
The Startoctobre 8, 1972
- Jeanne Brotte founded the Wine Museum in 1972. She was a keen collector of rare objects and scoured this wine region in search of the old winegrowing and winemaking tools that have shaped the history of the Rhône Valley wine region. Some of the objects on display have survived many centuries, including the 4000-litre foudre (tun) that dates back to the 14th century and a 16th-century wine press. The tools are exhibited according to their use: viticulture, vinification and bottling.
The New generation
The New generationoctobre 1, 2002
- In 2014 Laurent Brotte, the fourth generation and current manager of Maison Brotte, renovated the Wine Museum in order to provide a more innovative and immersive experience for visitors. His sons Thibault and Benoît have since joined the family business and are looking forward to leaving their own mark on this locally rooted family legacy.
A Modern touch
A Modern touchoctobre 1, 2014
- In 2002, Jeanne’s son Jean Pierre Brotte, the third generation at the helm of the family business, introduced a more educational slant to the Museum. To share his passion for wine and the vine with the public, he expanded the premises and turned them into a learning facility, complete with informative texts and photos.