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Destination and stays in Beaujolais
Destination and stays in Beaujolais Route des vins Group

Château du Moulin-à-Vent

  • Romanèche-Thorins

03 85 35 50 68

4 rue des Thorins
Le Moulin à Vent
71570 Romanèche-Thorins

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Through exceptional visits and tastings at this benchmark estate since 1732, immerse yourself in the essence of Moulin-à-Vent's terroirs, and enjoy the unique and rare opportunity to access rare, mature vintages!

A benchmark estate since 1732, Château du Moulin-à-Vent lies at the heart of the eponymous appellation. Formerly called Château des Thorins, in reference to the appellation's most famous terroir, the estate changed its name when the first AOCs were created in 1936, including Moulin-à-Vent.

Nestled among the vines, the estate has a chapel at its heart. A former crossroads of the hamlet of Thorins, a place of exchange and faith, this chapel was integrated into the estate at the end of the 19th century. Situated on the emblematic terroir of the appellation from which it inherits its name, it is now a central location for welcoming visitors to the estate.

What better place to enjoy a unique tasting experience than in a place steeped in the history of the appellation's terroirs? As early as 1872, Burgundy villages were authorized to add the name of their best terroir to their names:
Chambertin", "Romanée", "Montrachet" and "Thorins" were added to the names of the villages of Gevrey, Vosne, Puligny and Romanèche. 150 years later, our exclusive location in Moulin-à-Vent provides a detailed understanding of geological and climatic contexts.
Of the 23 lieux-dits we work with, 6 major terroirs have been identified, whose individuality we cultivate. They are called "Le Moulin-à-Vent", "Les Thorins", "Aux Caves", "Les Vérillats", "Champ de Cour" and "La Rochelle". Located within a 300-meter radius of the chapel,
they are in the middle and upper part of the appellation, where quality is at its highest. Each of them is expressed in our parcel-based cuvées: available for tasting at La Chapelle, they allow you to grasp the essence of Moulin-à-Vent terroirs, through their nuances and depths.

La Chapelle is also a unique and rare opportunity to taste more mature wines. Convinced that time is a beautiful thing, we keep a portion of each vintage harvested in the Château's cellars, bearing witness to the estate's history and evolution.
A few bottles of these older vintages are available at the Chapelle; from 2000 to the present day, the estate's wines can be appreciated in their youth as well as in their maturity.

Set amidst the slopes of Les Thorins, La Chapelle offers total immersion in the life of the historic estate that surrounds it. Visits take the curious from the adjoining vineyards to the age-old cellar (16th century); through the doors of the cuvage, they can meet the cellar master and witness the elaboration of our wines, sublimated by fine, delicate vinification and ageing methods.

La Chapelle is a unique Moulin-à-Vent experience. It's the starting point for a complete discovery of the appellation, its history and evolution, its terroirs and our know-how. At La Chapelle, we welcome visitors from all over the world, both private individuals and professionals, thanks to a multilingual service that meets the highest standards of quality. We aim to strengthen this international influence to extend the influence of the emblematic "Thorins" terroir, and the exceptional wines made there.


Several tours are available, from a simple commented tasting to our latest creation, we have several formats:
- On-site boutique // possibility of purchasing wine
- Commented wine tasting (approx. 30 minutes)
- VISIT - "From Château des Thorins to Château du Moulin-à-Vent (1 hour)
- VISIT - "Château du Moulin-à-Vent, a history of terroirs! (1 hour 30 )
- VISIT - "Château du Moulin-à-Vent, witness to the work of time" (2 hours)

Spoken languages

  • en
  • fr

Equipment

  • Car park
  • Courtyard
  • Private parking
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Services

  • Booking obligatory
  • Coach access
  • Guided tours
  • International export
  • Online shop
  • Sales on site
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Activities

  • Product tasting
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Opening hours

From 01/01 to 23/12
Opening hours on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday between 10 am and 12 pm and between 2 pm and 5 pm.
Closed exceptionally on January 1st, Easter Monday, Feast of the Ascension, Whit Monday, May 1st, May 8th, July 14th, August 15th, November 1st and November 11th.

Canceled or closed because of Covid-19.

PDO

  • AOP - AOC Moulin à Vent
  • AOP - AOC Pouilly-Fuissé
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