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The wine village of Vongnes

Charming wine village with many flowers and traditional Bugist architecture. Vongnes can be discovered through its cellars, sculptures and atypical museums in all seasons.

A typical Bugist village

Known as one of the most beautiful villages in the region, this small town of less than 100 inhabitants is discovered through a walk in its atypical and flowery streets.

You will discover:

  • The many sculptures of the village.
  • Caveau Monin (House of the Counts of Savoy) free wine tasting for individuals, cheese maturing.
  • The museum of winegrowing traditions in free access.
  • The stone tools museum in free access.
  • The exhibition room of the Caveau Bugiste.
  • The chapel Saint Oyen.
  • The orientation table (15 minutes walk).
  • Caveau Bugiste – free wine tasting for individuals and many local products.

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Domaine Monin in Vongnes

For more than 80 years Domaine MONIN has represented the tradition of the best quality wines of the Bugey AOC. Taken over in 2015 by Charles Varin-Bernier, winegrower and also Maître Fromager, Maturing Artisan, passionate about great products, he relaunches the adventure of Domaine MONIN convinced of the hidden treasures of this region.

The well-exposed plots are all located in the heart of Nature and mountains, facing the Alps, on the right bank of the Rhone, between 200 and 450 meters above sea level, in beautiful landscapes.

This rich terroir, clay-limestone, allows their wines to express themselves fully by exalting all their aromas and their balance in the mouth. At the crossroads of various wine regions, the AOC BUGEY has inherited several renowned grape varieties such as Pinot noir, Gamay, Mondeuse in red and Chardonnay in white.

The MONIN Estate has the great distinction of owning 2 hectares on the Grand Cru MANICLE, a unique cru in BUGEY renowned for its dominant position, facing south, under a limestone cliff, and former vineyard of Brillat Savarin, a French gastronome of the 19th century.

Free tasting (by appointment for groups).

The Bugist Cellar

Nested at the top of the village of Vongnes, the Caveau Bugiste welcomes you after a stroll through the village known for its flowers and authenticity, you can enjoy for free:

the screening of a film HD “Tourism, viticulture and gastronomy in the Land of Brillat-Savarin” in several languages (French, English, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, German, Japanese, Russian),

two museums with free access throughout the year:
The Museum of winegrowing traditions,
And the Museum of stone tools,
As well as an exceptional collection of more than 800 corkscrews and more than 500 shot glasses,

monthly exhibitions of painting and sculpture inside the cellar,

– many gift ideas and products of the soil in the store area.

Outdoors children’s games and a picnic area in the shade of monumental stone sculptures.

The Caveau’s wines: Bugey White, Red, Rosé and traditional method.
Côteaux de l’Ain wines.
Marcs and Fines du Bugey.
The Manicle White and Red vintages, Roussette de Virieu.
Tasting is free for individuals. Formulas are available for groups.