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Bugey, a story with its roots anchored in the mists of time.

BUGEY'S HISTORY BEGAN IN 58 BC with the start of the Roman conquests led by Julius Caesar. Bugey enjoyed spectacular growth in that period, due to its location near Lyons (then the capital of Gaul) on the road to Italy.

From the 9th century onwards, Bugey was part of the Second Burgundian Kingdom and then part of the Holy Roman Empire. Many monasteries were built, such as the Abbey of Saint Sulpice and Chartreuse de Portes (1115). The monks decided to expand vine growing. Then Belley and its region became part of the House of Savoy.

The 18th century saw the development of the first industries and domestic wine making, dominated by the working class.
At the dawn of the French Revolution, a certain J.A. Brillat-Savarin became a deputy for the Third Estate (representing the Bugey region). He was also the author of the "Physiology of Taste", a reference work on gastronomy.
The Napoleonic era was marked by an administrative step: the setting up of the French département of Ain.

The phylloxera crisis at the end of the 19th century and World War I led to a reduction in the wine-growing lands. "Thanks to our rich past, we are proud to be part of a family that handed down its wine-making expertise from generation to generation."


The Romans, who were good agronomists, found the first Gallic vines in our region. In the Middle Ages vine growing was expanded by the monks. In 1958, Bugey wines obtained appellation d'origine (designation of origin) status.
Family tradition, subsoil and exposure have made it possible to identify the "choice of grape varieties". These choices and wine making methods have resulted in a range of very different wines.

Elegant, rounded, balanced, fresh and structured, with a complex nose and great personality in their finesse.

Le Bugey