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Château d'Aigle - Wine museum

Description

Between the Alps and Lake Léman, Aigle Castle has taken pride of place in the heart of a renowned vineyard since the end of the 12th century.

The former residence of the knights of Aigle, of Compey-Thorens noblemen and of Bernese Governors opens its doors and invites everyone to visit the Museum of Vine and Wine in its distinguished location. Set in the heart of the wine growing region of Chablais AOC, The Vine and Wine Museum is an inescapable stop on all oenotourism tours.

Located in the beautiful Aigle Castle, its exhibitions will enchant wine lovers, as well as families wishing to learn about winemaking while having fun.The Museum showcases numerous tools, presses, stills, pewter jugs, barrels, measuring instruments, bottles, corks, corkscrews, taste-vins, glasses and decanters.

The museum positions itself as a reference on viticulture and wine. It addresses several different themes: scenery, biodiversity, educating palates, ecology, economy and art, be it the art of celebration, the art of winemakers or the art of harvesting. Aigle Castle sits in the middle of vineyards and a millenium-old winemaking tradition, where chasselas grapes, which give a dry white wine, have a central place. This grape variety is grown in the Rhone Valley and the Lake Léman area (canton of Vaud), for example on the terrace vineyards of Lavaux, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

 

  • Paper guide : French, German, English, Italian, Japanese
  • Smartphone app: German, English
  • Interactive displays in the museum : French

OPENING HOURS

November-March : Tuesday to Sunday 10h to 17h

April-June + September-October : Tuesday to Sunday 10h to 18h

July-August : 7/7  10h to 18h

Easter Monday, Whit Monday et Jeûne fédéral vaudois : always open

Closed on December 25th and January 1st

 

Access

Meeting point: Museum entrance --> Place du Château 1, 1860 Aigle

Public transportation : Aigle station, 15min. walk

Car: parking spaces around the castle

Map hereunder to see the itinerary

 

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