Visit

We extend a very warm welcom to visitors at Chateau de Fayolle and aim to make your visit a memorable experience. 

There are many things to explore here including our award winning wines and our inviting and modern tasting room, our winery operations, our barrel room, the gardens of our 15th century Chateau, our 16th century chapel, a 17th century pigeonnier and a small antique shop housed in our Café.

If you are feeling more adventurous we also offer two sign posted walking trails through the vineyards and the opportunity to enjoy our private lake with pedal boats and fishing.

Where else can you taste delicious wines and enjoy a picnic at a private lake with fishing and pedal boating ?

Wine tastings are always free, but to make the most of a visit with us we offer the following four experiences.

All of our facilities are handicap accessible and we have a children’s play area available.

See you at The café des chineurs

In the Café you can enjoy one of our wines, an artisanal beer or soft drink and a sharing plate of local meats and cheeses. 

SHARING PLATE*

  • Local cheeses
  • Foie gras 
  •  Boar paté 
  • Artisanal meats from our region
  • Homemade pickled vegetable
  • Fig and cranberry chutney Fayolle’s style
  • Seasonal accompaniments
 

        12€ / person                 Reservation recommended

*Our sharing plates contain milk, gluten, sulfites and soy.

Guided tour of the chais

Guided Tour of the Chais and Garden includes :
  • Tasting of 6 wines
  • Souvenir glass to keep
  • Tour of the Vinification Chai and explanation of the wine-making process
  • Tour of the Barrel Chai and explanation of the aging process in oak barrels
  • Tour of the Storage Chai with explanation of the bottling and labelling system
  • A walk around the grounds of the château and visits to the Pigeon House and the Chapel

 

Price: 8€ per person (Free under 16)             Duration : 1h30            Reservation recommended

 

Guided tour in the kawasaki 4x4

The Kawasaki Tour includes :
  • Everything that is included in guided tour of the Chais and Garden 

Travel around the entire 130 acre property in our 4×4 to see : 

  • The old windmill
  • The ruin from the 1940’s
  • The limestone cliff
  • The Big Lake and l’île aux Ragondins
  • The Little Lake
  • All off the different grape parcels
 

Price: 20€ per person (Under 16 free)            Duration : 2h30             Reservation required

 

barrel testing experience

This Experience includes :
  • Everything that is included in guided tour of the Chais and Garden
  • Compare the wines being aged in new barrels versus those in one-year barrels, two-year, etc
  • Compare the characteristics of wines according to the different barrel-makers
  • Understand how and why we mix different varietals of wine
Experience something that is normally restricted to wine-makers 
 Price: 20€ per person (Under 16 free)             Duration : 2h00             Reservation required
 
 

the lake adventure

The Adventure includes  : 
  • Transportation to and from the lake by 4×4, or you can walk if you want to
  • Free access to the 2 paddle boats (We will provide you with the life jackets for everyone which are mandatory whenever you are in the boats)
  • Free access to the fishing gear. The Catch and Release system is in play
  • A festive meal will be served to you at the picnic area including a heaving charcuterie board with all of the trimmings, our wines and other non-alcoholic drinks of your choice ; followed by coffee or tea.

Please note

Actual swimming in the lake is prohibited

Modern and clean toilet facilities onsite

The Lake Adventure is limited to 12 people per time slot

 

Price: 28€ per adult / 12€ for kids 6-15 (Under 6 free)            Duration : 3h30             Reservation required