From Perouges to Bugey

Cellar Tissot Thierry

Pet Friendly

We speak English

Reduced mobility adaptation

The Tissot cellar is located in the heart of a charming village of medieval origin. Nestled between steep, sunny hillsides, and crossed by a stream, the Buizin, this village offers its winding streets and cut stones to curious walkers.

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The hillsides of Ain offer a magnificent wine-growing region clinging to the last foothills of the Jura massif, before it is stopped by the Rhône.
The Tissot vines offer a beautiful mosaic of terroirs: Jacquère is planted on limestone scree, and despite its 100 years of age, it displays resplendent health. L'Altesse is planted on a superb blue marl hillside, very steep and facing south. Gamay draws its fruity and spicy character from the very stony clay-limestone soil where it is planted. La Mondeuse flourishes in the steep and very sunny hillside of Mataret.

The estate is family-run (5th generation working the vines) and on a human scale. The winegrowers work 5 ha and produce 10 different vintages. After spending many years working with respect for nature and without herbicides, the family converted to organic farming in 2016, with AB certification obtained from the 2019 vintage on the entire estate. There is a lot of manual labor on the steep hillsides, including disbudding, lifting, picking, and of course the harvest.

The Tissot family takes great care to produce quality grapes so that vinification takes place in the best conditions, and that the wine expresses all the complexity and power of the Bugey terroirs.

All production is sold in bottles and as much as possible in short circuits: at the estate, in producers' stores, at wine fairs, at wine merchants and restaurateurs, as well as for export (to the United States, Belgium and the Netherlands and Japan). These wines are not found in supermarkets, it is a choice on the part of the Tissot family.

The vintages are regularly selected in the Hachette Wine Guide (1 star for the Mondeuse 2021, "Par les Soirs bleus d'été" in the 2024 edition) or participate in competitions: the Altesse 2022 was rewarded with a medal gold at the 2023 “Amphore” international organic wine competition, the Roussette du Bugey Mataret 2020 received the gold medal in the 2023 “Elle à table” competition. They were also honored by journalists (Bugey Brut in the March 2022 Elle à Table issue).

The Tissot family welcomes you with pleasure (by appointment), to help you discover their vintages!
Wine tasting is free


  • wines

Adapted tourism

  • Wheelchair accessible with assistance

Proposed activities

  • Product tasting


Spoken languages

  • English


  • Pet Friendly


  • Parking nearby

Customer base

Maximum group size: 30


Free access.
Group rate from 2 people.

Tasting by appointment.

Tasting by appointment

Payment method

  • Bank / credit card
  • Cheque
  • Cash


Sale at the tasting cellar: Monday to Saturday by appointment.
Close on Sunday.

Advice from the Office

In case of rain

Do not panic ! Here are all our sheltered activities.

On the way back

To bring back a souvenir or something to treat yourself, stock up on local products from Pérouges in Bugey.