View of Cuverie House
A good friend of mine in Burgundy, Fabrice has been working very hard to pull together all of my various loose ends. A few months ago, I was shown this facility in Beaune, just outside of the central village ring. I was impressed, but more consumed with a different option.
Looking deeper into the property Fabrice found, it has an amazing amount of potential. The cuverie is attached to a modest house. However, this cuverie from the early 1910’s has so much character and charm. There is a main floor for the winery, an attic for storage and plenty of room below ground in the brick lined cave. This will most likely be the future home of Maison Ilan.
Courtyard view of cuverie
Exterior of cuverie
Interior of Cuverie
Interior of Cuverie w/ attic access
Brick lined cave
Cave with wall storage
Arched brick ceilings
Stairs to courtyard
What are your thoughts on the facility?
EDIT: After sitting vacant for over a year, the owner’s of the facility requested 9 years rent in advance from me. I respectfully declined. Shortly after, a wine maker from St Aubin was to sit at a table to sign contracts. As odd as this sounds, an item in the contract restricted the tenant from making wine…in the winery.
It seems I in fact did not miss out on a thing.