Our Terroir > THE VINEYARD AND THE LAKE OF BEINE

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    One of the key attractions Beine is obviously his vineyard is one of the largest of Chablis: It extends over 605 hectares including :

    115 hectares in the name "Chablis Premier Cru"

    335 hectares in the name "Chablis"

    135 hectares in the name "Petit Chablis"

    This site along the route from Auxerre to Chablis and valleys are places for walking or hiking.

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      The extension of the vineyard, through the restructuring of land AOC, required the installation of a system of protection against spring frosts particularly frequent in this area.

      Thus, all near the village, an artificial lake was created in 1978 to fight against frost by a water spray on the vines. It is a valley traversed by a stream retained by a dam which is a water artificial.

      This pumping system told by "sprinkling" is one of the largest in Europe, artificial reservoir extends over 15 hectares along the route from Auxerre to Chablis and has a capacity of 450 000 m3. The water retention may very shortly be sent to more than 40 km of water pipes and nearly a hundred hectares of vines, keeping them at a temperature close to 0 ° C and creating a film of ice on the vines and buds.

      Protection for 132 hectares of vineyards in Chablis and Chablis Premier Cru.

      The vineyard of Beine produces 3 appellations of Chablis Premier Cru:

      Beauroy

      Vau-Ligneau

      Vau de Vey

      In addition to its vineyards and lake, Beine offers visitors who linger a real tourist attraction. In fact, visitors can browse and narrow streets of the village living, then join the lake and offer beautiful walks through the vineyards, especially in the valleys upstream of the lake.

      But whatever the chosen program, all must of course find Chablis wines in the cellars of Domaine de la Motte.