The Wine Museum
A tour dedicated to the world of Wine
The Brotte Wine Museum covers 500 m2 divided into five different spaces. Each of the five spaces has a different theme and ambience, from the light and bright to the distinctly monastic, with sights and sounds that chart the various stages of the winemaking process from the cultivation of the vine to the ageing, bottling and selling of the finished wine. Each space allows the visitor to fully immerse themselves in the work of the wine producer.
Maison Brotte entrusted wine expert Jacques Fanet with the task of writing the museum’s explicative 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.
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.