Château de la Chaize (1674), its garden, its vastroom and cellar are listed buildings. Today, the Château is the emblem of the most prestigious Beaujolais Cru estate.
The magnificent winery is registered as National Historical Monument. Designed and built in 1771, it can accomodate a harvest of 150 hectares (370 acres).
Specially-equipped forklifts are used for the gravity transfer of the grapes into the tanks. The Gamay Noir is vinified in the traditional manner and thermo-regulated after approximately two weeks of maceration, depending on the cuvée. At the end of the alcoholic fermentation, the must is pressed using a pneumatic horizontal press and a high performance vertical press. The free run and the press wine are carefully transferred to the cellar, again a gravity operation, to continue the wine-making process.