The Winemakers’ House - Muscadet


The Château de la Frémoire is located in Vertou, a town that links the vineyards and the city. This former feudal manor dating from the 17th century was extensively remodelled in the 19th century.

The Winemakers’ House - Muscadet

A remarkable three-storey building

It is a remarkable three-storey building (with an 850 sq. metre floor surface), set in four hectares of landscaped parkland and outbuildings. This edifice overlooks the Sèvre Nantaise with a panoramic view of the Vertou racecourse and the Nantes vineyards.

In 1989, it became the property of the Nantes wine sector through the Fédération des Vins de Nantes and in particular of the producers of the 3 appellations d’origine contrôlée (AOC): Muscadet, Gros Plant du Pays Nantais and Coteaux d’Ancenis The Fédération des Vins de Nantes is a professional association representing 400 winegrowers in the departments of Loire-Atlantique, Vendée and Maine-et-Loire.

It safeguards, manages and promotes wine appellations and is made up of 2 divisions: the Safeguard and Management Division and the Communication Division. It contributes to the general mission of preserving and promoting terroirs, local traditions and know-how, as well as the resulting products.

The Winemakers’ House - Muscadet

2024 Château opening

The Château de la Frémoire site is home to other wine sector organisations, such as the Syndicat des Vignerons Indépendants Nantais, the Institut Français de la Vigne et du Vin with its experimental cellar and Inovalys, a quality control body devoted to the region’s AOCs.

Something of a hub for winegrowers and other qualified tasters, competitions are organised here in the largest tasting room in the Loire Valley, including the Concours Général Agricole, the Prix Clémence Lefeuvre and the Pipette d’Or, amongst others. We also carry out tastings for guidebook selections such as the Guide Hachette, the Revue du Vin de France, etc.
In 2024, the Fédération des Vins de Nantes opened the interior of the château after a year’s work to create its embassy: Château de la Frémoire – A Muscadet Journey.

Practical Information


Summer season
From July 16th to September 1st 2024: Tuesday to Sunday from 12pm to 10pm
Chain bins open every day from 12pm to 10pm.

From September 4th to 29th 2024: open Wednesday to Friday from 5pm to 10pm and Saturday and Sunday from 12pm to 10pm.
Chain bins open at weekends from 12pm to 5pm.

Outside opening hours : Site closed to the public


Out of season
Animations & tastings or professional events by reservation only. Please go to the relevant pages.

access and details

Château de la Frémoire is located in the Nantes metropolitan area, in the commune of Vertou in the south of the Loire.
  • 25 minutes from Nantes station
  • 20 minutes from Nantes Atlantique airport
  • Free parking available on site. Access signposted from the road.
  • Bike rack available on site. Access signposted from the road.
  • From Nantes Pirmil, take bus no. 97 then stop at Le Chêne in Vertou, then walk 2 km along the road or alongside the Sèvre then cross by the pedestrian ferry (in season only / pedestrian path signposted from Chaussée des Moines).

PRM accessibility : A steep gradient in the park. Access to the cable ferry at the bottom of the park via stairs with narrow steps. Disabled access inside the Château (ramps and PRM toilets available). Dogs must be kept on a lead. Games available. Picnics not permitted. Credit cards accepted.