For 115 years, the Brothers of the Holy Family have been producing drinks with beneficial properties, a clever mix of alpine plants that are often rare.
Label: "Entreprise du patrimoine vivant" (EPV) / Label AB / Charte Bio Rhône Alpes.
During the period of confinement, the Kario distillery in Belley remains open and the store too, where you can find hydro alcoholic solution made on the spot.
Store opening: Monday to Friday from 9am to 12pm and from 2pm to 5.30pm.
Visit and free tasting on reservation.
Discover the history of Kario, the cellars with the huge oak casks, visit the production line and taste all the products in the shop for free.
More than a century ago, Brother Henri-Marie, herbalist of the Brotherhood of the Brothers of the Holy Family, developed a secret formula.
No less than 32 wild plants, gathered from the four corners of Savoy, Dauphiné, Bugey and a patient distillation have thus given birth to KARIO, a tonic and restorative drink. After a delicate and skilful maceration in oak barrels, some of which can contain up to 18,000 litres, and surrounded by the scent of aromatic plants,. The distillation process is carried out in the traditional steam-heated stills.
At the end of your visit, it is advisable to taste and enjoy a wide choice of plant drinks: the famous KARIO, a drink with 32 plants, the alcoholic version, the KYLON (23°), the green and yellow STELLINA in digestive liquor, our Marc du Bugey (30 years old) aged in barrels of incomparable finesse, and our latest product, Holypop the organic soda...
All these are energizing and beneficial discoveries to enjoy before visiting the famous Jura and pre-Alpine sites in the surrounding area.
Open Monday to Friday from 9am to 12pm and from 2pm to 5.30pm.
From 1 May to 31 October, also open on Saturdays from 9am to 12pm and from 2pm to 5.30pm.
Exceptionally closed on 1 May.
Free entry and free tasting.
- Communal entrance
- Car park
- Coach parking
- Private parking
- Educational visits
- Coach access
- Motorhomes allowed
- Tourist brochures
- Tour free of charge
- Guided tours
- Sale on collective point of sale
- Online shop
- Accessible for wheelchairs with assistance
- Reserved space 330 cm wide < 20 m from the site
- Doors >=77 cm wide
- Absence of steps
- WC + grab handle + adequate space to move
- Site, building totally accessible
- Possibility of drop-off in front of the site
In addition to the reception
Methods of payment
- Bank/credit card
44 rue Sainte-Marie 01300 Belley Show / Hide location
Direct, Distillerie Kario
- 04 79 81 02 55
- 04 79 81 04 56