For more than 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.
Visit and free tasting upon reservation: discovery of the history of Kario, the cellars with the huge oak barrels, visit of the production line and free tasting of all the products in the shop.
More than a century ago, Brother Henri-Marie, herbalist of the Brotherhood of the Holy Family, developed a secret formula.
No less than 32 wild plants, gathered from the four corners of Savoie, Dauphiné and Bugey, and a patient distillation process gave 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 takes place in traditional steam-heated stills.
At the end of your visit, it is advisable to taste and appreciate a vast choice of plant drinks: the famous KARIO, a drink with 32 plants, the alcoholic version, the KYLON (23°), the green and yellow STELLINA as a digestive liqueur, our Marc du Bugey (30 years old) aged in barrels of an unequalled finesse, and our latest creation, Holypop, the organic soda which comes in a range of 7 flavours...
So many invigorating and beneficial discoveries to savour before visiting the famous Jura and Pre-Alpine sites in the surrounding area.
Open all year round, Monday to Friday from 9am to 12pm and from 2pm to 5pm.
From 7 May to 29 October, open every Saturday from 9am to 12pm and from 2pm to 6pm.
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