Still largely undiscovered, Bugey, in the south of the department of Ain, is a region full of natural charm. Remote hamlets and ancient stones, secret green valleys, waterfalls and rolling forests… Bugey is worth staying awhile. Wine tourism is expanding, with more and more winemakers and tourism professionals offering ways of discovering the wines, and the history of the terroirs from which they spring.
Our collective energy channelled into this project saw us awarded the national label “Vignobles & Découvertes” in 2017, with the support of Ain Tourism and the local tourist offices: Bugey Sud Tourisme, Pays du Revermont Bresse Vallée de l’Ain, Rives de l’Ain - Pays du Cerdon and Pérouge Bugey Plaine de l’Ain.
You will find here all the addresses and details to help you visit wine cellars and producers, taste some wine, relax in picturesque surroundings, sample delicious menus paired with Bugey wines, immerse yourself in history and the terroir, and enjoy different activities in an around the vineyards.
Each third weekend of October, the holders of the Vignobles & Découvertes label all vie with each other to propose the most original activities and events with Bugey wine as their theme, over the course of an amazing weekend. What’s more, members of the Bugey Wine Syndicate have all signed a charter guaranteeing the quality of hospitality in their cellars.
Every year, the Route du Bugey association organises a gourmet walk following a different itinerary, known as “la Vigneronne”. Thanks to the Route de Bugey, the vineyards of AOC Bugey Cerdon were named Remarkable Taste Site in 2018.
AOC Vins du Bugey is also a member of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Oenotheque, a unique resource centre for wine producers in the region, offering them invaluable support and representing all the AOC and IGP vineyards of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region at major events such as the Paris Agricultural Show, SIRHA (World Hospitality and Food Service Event), and Wine Tasting Paris.