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the Loire Valley Unesco world heritage

Château de Minière

Welcome to

Château de Minière

Come and enjoy a wine-making experience in the heart of the Bourgueil appellation region, a unique and historical setting.

Awaiting you are the Château and its historic park, two centuries old. The estate, within a walled vineyard, has been managed by women since the 18th century.

Here in the shop, you can find our wines, locally-made products and gift ideas.

Would you love to stay at the château? Well, you can! You can rent the château or one of the cottages.


The origins of the Château de Minière date back to the 15th century.

It began as a fortified farm. Later on, it became a manor house, before becoming a Château in the 16th century. The Château was extended with its final wing when Colonel du Soulier joined the Espinay family. This family also owned the Château d’Ussé, not far away on the other side of the Loire.

The French writer Charles Perrault was inspired by the Château, and had it in mind when writing “Sleeping Beauty”.

Our philosophy

Since 2010, all the vines grown at the Château de Minière have been covered by the Organic Agriculture Ecocert. The estate is also certified HVE (High Environmental Value), a label covering environmental performance indicators. Renovations have been carried out from a sustainable, ecological perspective.

The timeline

The timeline of Château
de Minière

The foundation of the Abbey of Bourgueil
start of the construction of a house on the domaine of Minière.
Dame Madeleine Bodier, the first of women to take the lead of Minière.
1740 - 1767
The women of Minière: Marie de Cause de Chassé and daughtersand grand daughter.
Madame la Vicomtesse Claire du Soulier takes over the management of Minière
When Renée de Charpin dies, her nieces inherit Château de Minière.
The family de Mascarel buy Minière. Evelyne takes over the management of the vineyard .
Kathleen Van den Berghe and Sigurd Mareels buy Chateau de Miniere and Kathleen continues the feminine tradition.

Ever wanted to stay at the castle? It’s possible! You can rent the castle or one of the cottages.