Domaine Brigand can be found in the Châtillonnais region, the land par excellence of crémants de Bourgogne. The estate has established itself here as the custodian of a universal, spirited wine-growing heritage that it is keen to share with as many people as possible.
The Brigand family have been growing wine in environmentally-friendly fashion for four generations on the sun-kissed hillsides of the charming village of Massingy. These passionate artisan winegrowers, so proud of their AOC crémants, strive to pass on their know-how to the general public via the educational and family visitor centre set up in the heart of their vineyard. In the Ampélopsis Wine Centre visitors can plunge into the world of vines and wines thanks to an interactive museography.
Stretching over 2000 m2, this outstanding site is home to no less than 14 thematic spaces. In the museum section, an extensive collection of viticultural tools and objects traces the history of wine. A series of rooms then presents a selection of audiovisual and sensory activities based on the special characteristics of the winegrowing profession. A scenographic show highlighting the local star – Crémant de Bourgogne – is even organised in the Cirque de Vigne en Bulle, a fantasy land of bubbles! The tour finishes with a wine tasting for adults, while the young ones can enjoy a selection of grape juices.
You can delve deeper into the adventure in the Ampélos Workshops, where you’ll continue the experience of the permanent tour. An excursion into the oldest plot in Châtillonnais will teach you about the ecosystem of the vines, while a fun sensory activity introduces visitors to the process for making sparkling wines. Last but not least, a tour of the wine regions of France awaits you in the magnificent Jardin de Bacchus where there are 120 grape varieties on display.
In the summer months, Domaine Brigand also organises Les Nuits Bulleuses evenings where you can discover the illuminated Jardin de Bacchus and taste local products… just right for filling up on sensations that go with a fizz!
Le Domaine Brigand et son œnocentre Ampélospis
3, rue derrière l’Église – 21400 MASSINGY
Tel.: +33 (0)18.104.22.168.12