Brouilly the tender

The legend tells that Brulius a roman soldiergave his name to the 485m hill. The “Mont Brouilly” gave then, its name to the appellation. This hill even appears in the French mythology; Gargantua carrying a hood full of rocks would tipped it which led to the birth of the “Mont Brouilly”.

Spread on 6 communes: Cércié, Saint Lager, Charentay, Odenas, Saint Etienne la Varennes and Quincié, and upon 1300 hectares, the Brouilly appellation is the most wide appellations of the Beaujolais and represents 20% of the crus.

Its soil is heterogeneous with pink granite, limestone and diorite gives different wines full of their terroirs.

Identity card

Surface area: 1300 hectares
Soil: Granite, Limestone and Diorite
Date of creation: 19 October 1939


Food pairing suggestions


  • Rabbit terrine with rosemary and crunchy bread
  • Cladeirada – Portugal
  • To serve at 13/14°C


  • Brouilly Chapel
  • Mountain bike roads
  • Aquatic gardens
  • Voie verte (“Green way”)
  • Parc des oiseaux
  • Touroparc