Surrounded by forest, vineyards and rolling hills in Mimande on the border of Côte d'Or and Saône-et-Loire, Armand Heitz opens the doors of his château and “neo-peasant” universe to one and all.
Tucked away in 9 hectares of green parkland, the property boasts a chapel, gîtes full of character and a superb stone building that is home to the guest rooms. The silence that reigns here will tempt you to lay down your hat and abandon yourself to the philosophy of the master of the house: cultivating the art of fine living. You will take the time to unwind here as you get back in touch with nature.
For several years now, Armand has flown the flag of regenerative agriculture. On the plots of his wine estate and in the fields of his farm, he has chosen to embrace an alternative, sustainable operating model based on polyculture and respecting the land. This commitment is reflected in the food on the château’s menu, where the restaurant is called quite simply Chez Armand. In fact, the restaurant links Armand’s work as a winegrower and farmer: pride of place is given to produce from the land by prioritising a very local distribution channel.
Proof positive can be seen in the menu, which showcases products from the estate: meats cooked in a fire basket, vegetables from the kitchen garden and wines from the vineyard will leave foodies drooling! A selection of terrines, rillettes and dried sausage - not to mention a whole host of designations, each more prestigious than the next - is also available for lovers of good food who would like to take some of these delights home. The château also organises oenological workshops so you can learn more about the special character of Burgundy wines and the vintages produced by Armand Heitz.
Lovers of the great outdoors are not to be outdone: anyone staying in the château can also enjoy the charms of the Burgundy countryside and being in close touch with an unspoilt environment with its roots in the farming world. Armand is driven by his values and affection for the region, and he has succeeded in creating a venue that reflects it: simple, generous and warm. Weddings, conferences and all types of other events can be organised on site.
Be that as it may, we can say one thing for sure: a timeless moment - where everything is ethical and harmonious - is in store for you in the heart of the vineyard!
Château Armand Heitz
1 rue du Château
Tel.: +33 (0)6 65 65 74 26