THE BEAUJOLAIS

The vine was established here as early as the Gallo Roman era (956 AD). The Benedictine monks of Cluny, who built a priory, one mile from l'Hestrange, in Salles, were very familiar with the cultivation of the vine.

For a long time Beaujolais wines were popular in Lyons and Paris, and became quite well known on the export market from the early 1970's. In the 1930s, when the wine appellation classification were put in place, the vineyards of beaujolais were incorporated legitimately in the Burgundy region (decree 31/07/1937).

Since 2000, Laurent Metge-Toppin has been planting Chardonnay and Pinot Noir vines. Château de l'Hestrange is now able to offer a wide range of still and sparkling wines.



BEAUJOLAIS VINEYARDS

MAP OF BURGUNDY

          

Chalon sur Sâone

Chagny

Beaune

Mâcon

AIN

Villefranche sur Saône

Lyon

RHÔNE

Blacé

CÔTE DE BEAUNE

SAÔNE ET LOIRE

Dijon

CÔTE D’OR

MAP OF BEAUJOLAIS

          

 

BEAUJOLAIS

VILLAGE

BEAUJOLAIS

VILLAGE

BEAUJOLAIS

BV

BV

Chénas

MORGON

BROUILLY

CÔTES DE BROUILLY

Villefranche sur Saône

L’Arbresle

Bellleville

AIN

RHÔNE

Mâcon

Lyon

Régnié