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Medieval Winery-Chateau Goes Up for Sale

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Chateau Goulaine, a medieval winery-chateau dating back to around 1000 AD in the Aquitaine region, is now for sale. Located just outside of Nantes in the famous Muscadet Sèvre et Maine area, it is ideally suited for growing the Melon de Bourgogne grape.

This historic estate blends ancient winemaking traditions with modern techniques to create exceptional wines. It also offers ample space for expanding vineyards, and advanced farming methods ensure high-quality grape production.

Purchasing this property means investing in a piece of history with strong ties to Burgundy and the Capetian dynasty. Interested in learning more about this unique opportunity?

Chateau Goulaine's Rich History

Chateau Goulaine has a fascinating history that dates back to around 1000 AD, making it one of the oldest continuously operating winery-chateaus in the world. Originally part of Aquitaine, a region known for its cultural and political importance, its construction coincided with the transition from West Francia to the Capetian dynasty, a period marked by shifting power dynamics.

The influence of Aquitaine and the Capetian dynasty played key roles in shaping the chateau's legacy. Initially built as a medieval fortress, Chateau Goulaine has evolved significantly over time. This historical context offers a captivating glimpse into the past and highlights the centuries-old winemaking tradition that continues today.

Chateau Goulaine's blend of rich history and heritage makes it a unique testament to the enduring art of winemaking.

Prime Location and Vineyards

Nestled just outside Nantes, the vineyards of Chateau Goulaine are ideally located in the famous Muscadet Sèvre et Maine region. This area is perfect for growing the Melon de Bourgogne grape, which is essential for producing Muscadet white wine. We even have space to expand our vineyards, allowing us to increase production and offer more variety.

Our vineyards are on the northeast side of the Chateau and benefit from advanced farming techniques that improve the quality and yield of our grapes. These methods ensure that every bottle of wine lives up to the high standards of this prestigious region.

The combination of our prime location and innovative farming practices makes Chateau Goulaine a valuable asset for wine enthusiasts and investors alike.

Unique Wine Production

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Our wine production process is truly unique. We combine ancient techniques with modern innovations to create exceptional Muscadet white wines. The Muscadet grape comes from the Melon grape, which has DNA ties to the Pinot and Gouais Blanc varieties. This heritage gives our wines their unique flavor.

Historically, these grapes were brought from Burgundy and wine culture spread through the efforts of the Holy Roman Empire. This history shapes how we make our wines today.

We carefully manage our vineyards on the northeast side of the Chateau to provide the best conditions for growing Muscadet grapes. This blend of historical methods and modern techniques helps us produce wines that are both traditional and innovative. Our wines appeal to both wine experts and casual drinkers.

For example, our Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Sur Lie is a must-try. It has a crisp, fresh taste with hints of lemon and green apple, embodying the perfect balance of our age-old methods and contemporary practices.


We've discovered a rich history at Chateau Goulaine, a winery that has been producing wine for over 1,000 years. Located in the Muscadet Sèvre et Maine appellation, this chateau has delighted wine lovers for centuries.

Now, as it goes up for sale, it's an opportunity to own a piece of living history. This estate offers more than just wine; it offers a legacy. Don't miss out on this extraordinary chance.