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Bugey vineyard

Bulle de saveurs

Bubble of Flavors

L'Ain: gourmet destination

In Ain, people are proud of their good products!

Forerunners in the matter, Brillat-Savarin was a magistrate but History has especially kept his philosophical treatise, “The Physiology of Taste”, and his sense of the aphorism: “Tell me what you eat, I will tell you who you are. es ” .


In the same way, the nine products of excellence (AOC / AOP) of the Ain are the pillars of a recognized local gastronomy. And with us, you will discover two exceptional products: Cerdon and Comté .


Ain is distinguished by a rare diversity of specialties and products of excellence … and confirms its place as a major gourmet destination.

Exceptionally, Ain is one of those rare territories to bring together 9 products of excellence (AOC / AOP): Bresse poultry, Bresse butter and cream, Bugey wines, 3 cheeses: Morbier®, Comté ®, Bleu de Gex®.




Le Bugiste is proud of its history, its traditions and its land. He has also made an agreement with her: here, Man gives his sweat to the vines, along steep hillsides. And it gives it back to him, producing wines of character, red, white, rosé, still or sparkling.

The AOC Bugey Cerdon vineyard

Coming from the steep slopes of the 10 communes* of the AOC zone, over nearly 130 ha of vineyards, Cerdon is the result of the subtle marriage between the Poulsard and Gamay grape varieties, then of an ancestral method of production without the addition of sugar or yeast.  Fine foam and light bubbles, it goes well with the best desserts. 

* L'Abergement-de-Varey, Bohas-Meyriat-Rignat, Boyeux-Saint-Jérôme, Cerdon, Jujurieux, Mérignat, Poncin, Saint-Alban, Saint-Jean-le-Vieux, Saint-Martin-du-Mont.

Find  here  the list of service providers labeled "Vineyards and Discoveries" : restaurants, accommodation, cellars, museums, tourist sites...

The Cerdon ancestral method is defined by:

  • a low alcohol content (8% vol. on average),

  • a very flattering pink color

  • a fine and light mousse,

  • a very strong aromatic expression of the grape varieties with a dominant of red fruits,

  • an off-dry character resulting from a harmonious balance of acidity and natural grape sugars.


  An invitation to stroll and good times, "Viti Fridays" are above all the promise of sparkling moments, in which tastings, discoveries, surprises, art of living and know-how will be your keywords.

In 2022 discover 3 castles, 3 winegrowers for unique and sparkling evenings! 

July 29, 2022 - Château de Varambon with the Dubreuil cellar

Visit this 19th century property located in the heart of a wooded park of Lebanese cedars, and discover the Bugey wines offered by Pierre Dubreuil, multi-awarded by the Guide Hachette des Vins

Address: 478 Rue du Château, 01160 Varambon

05 August 2022 - Châtelard de Lhuire with the Rondeau cellar

One of the oldest castles in the territory! Discover the Châtelard overlooking the parcels of vines of the Domaine Rondeau! At the end of the visit, the winemaker offers a tasting aperitif.
Cuvée rewarded in the Guide Hachette des Vins.

Address: Hamlet of Lhuire, 01640 Jujurieux


August 12, 2022 - Château de Thol with the Rondeau vault

Nestled in the hollow of a forest, this fortified castle, whose history dates back to the 14th century, is now in ruins. With its new owners, discover the secrets of this unique place and enjoy the Bugey wines offered by Domaine Rondeau. Cuvée rewarded in the Guide Hachette des Vins.

Address: 499 Montée du Bry, 01160 Neuville-sur-Ain

Time: From 7 p.m.
Prices: €20/adult and €15/child