The Wine Museum
A tour dedicated to the world of Wine
The Brotte Wine Museum covers 500 m2 divided into five different spaces. Each space has a different theme and atmosphere that chart the various stages of the Winemaker journey. From regional vine-growing technics to Maison Brotte international Export market, you will discover a step-by-step wine-making identity and the reasons of its choice.
Maison Brotte entrusted the wine expert Jacques Fanet with the task of writing the museum’s texts. He has an in-depth understanding of the world of wine and has enjoyed a long career with the National Institute of Origins and Quality (Inao). He is also a specialist in the notion of ‘terroir’ and wrote ‘Les Terroirs du Vin’ published by Hachette. Thanks to its exeprtise, the visitor is fully immerse in the world of wine production and shall understand its challenges.
Vinification & Ageing
A rare collection
The museum was founded in 1972 by Jeanne Brotte who carefully put together this collection of old winegrowing and winemaking tools sourced from wine producers in the Rhône Valley. Foudres (tuns), presses and a magnificent grape-treading device dating back to the 14th and 15th centuries line the museum’s visitor route, much to the delight of history lovers! These rare objects attest to the remarkable history of wine production to which Jeanne Brotte wished to pay homage.