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The Musée des Traditions Vigneronnes (Museum of Winegrowing Traditions) houses one of the largest and most beautiful collections of ancient tools (over 1300) and objects related to the work of the vine and wine. Throughout 3 rooms, this museum brings back to life thousand-year-old arts.

- Dimples, separators and scalders recall the patient stages leading to the development of the grapes.
- Rassiots, gauges and presses illustrate the skilful wine-making process.
- Verdondaines, jabloirs and dolloires evoke the perfect mastery of the cooper.

Many of these objects date from the 18th century, some of which are rare and sometimes unique.

The Museum of Winegrowing Traditions was born of the Caveau Bugiste's desire to preserve the memory of the gestures and skills of the past. The objects on display come from its own research and also from a collection that has been carried out personally for more than 20 years by Jean-Pierre Melin, an equally passionate Bugiste.

At the Caveau Bugiste :
- Museum of tools of the stone trades
- Collection of corkscrews (over 800) and liqueur glasses (over 500)
- Vinorama "Tourism, Viticulture and Gastronomy in the Land of Brillat Savarin": documentary presenting the Ain, the Bugey, its history, its vineyards, its gastronomy, the cultivation of the vine, the vinification of the different grape varieties, the distillation and the ageing of the spirits.
- Temporary exhibitions of painting and sculpture.
- Tasting of wines from the cellar and local products (terrines, honeys, jams, oils, biscuits, sausages, etc.).

Open period

From 2 January to 31 December, open every day from 9am to 6pm


Free of charge.


  • Pets welcome
  • Tour free of charge

In addition to the reception

Spoken languages

  • French

326 rue de la Vigne du Bois 01350 Vongnes Show / Hide location
04 79 87 92 32
04 79 87 91 11


Direct, Caveau Bugiste
  • 04 79 87 92 32
  • contact@caveau-bugiste.fr
  • http://www.caveau-bugiste.fr