The Côte de Brouilly AOC
has been a recognised commune appellation since 1938. The Côte-de-Brouilly vineyards cover around 310 hectares in the communes of Saint-Lager, Odenas, Quincié and Cercié.
The soils are made up of “métatufs” and “métadiorites”, a hard rock of volcanic origin, the famous "blue stone" of the Côte-de-Brouilly. The western slope of the Brouilly hill also includes pink granite. The Côte-de-Brouilly vineyards grow all around Mont Brouilly, making it the only Beaujolais Cru to have vineyards facing the four cardinal points. The grape used, as it is throughout the Beaujolais, is the Gamay Noir à jus blanc (black Gamay with white juice). The 80 Côte-de-Brouilly wine producers have, for several years, been preferring to sell their wine directly and through the café, hotel and restaurant channel - over 40% of the wine is sold directly in the main European countries. Côte-de-Brouilly is a quality wine and especially those produced by Maison Coquard, Domaine Laurent Martray, Château Thivin, Domaine Daniel Bouland and Domaine des Terres Dorées.