This is a fairy-tale setting to taste the sought-after wines of Brouilly. Lived in by the Marquise de Roussy de Sales, this 17th-century castle produces some of the most prestigious Beaujolais Cru Brouilly wines. Grapes are picked by hand and seven wine-growing families living on the estate are given a portion of the crop according to the ancient custom of métayage. Wine tastings include a visit to the cellars as well as to the immaculate castle grounds with a formal topiary garden, rose garden, and star-formed vegetable garden. Telephone in advance to organize a tasting.
- Frommer's Staff