A quick tour of the estate
Overlooking the vineyards to the south, on the hillside of St Etienne-la-Varenne; the Domaine de Combillaty welcomes you in an authentic setting for your stay in the Beaujolais. Combillaty offers four comfortable rooms, with separate entrance, all year round. Breakfast is enjoyed in the communal family dining room. On sunny days, breakfast is served al fresco under the lime trees in a garden overlooking the vineyards. A lounge with television is at your disposal.
Combillaty, was until about 20 years ago a winery, it belonged to old families settled in the Brouilly area of the Beaujolais. Parts of the house are from the early XVIIIth century whereas the extension dates from the XIXth. The East side of the house dates from the latter period and was designed by Louis Sainte-Marie Perrin, a former student of the architect Pierre Bossan. Louis Sainte-Marie Perrin is renowned for his carved decorations and for having spent 12 years completing the construction of the famous Cathedral of Fourvière in Lyon, after the death of Pierre Bossan in 1888. He oversaw the implementation of its opulent interior. He has also erected many churches and chapels throughout the region. Louis Sainte-Marie Perrin married his daughter, Queen, to the diplomat and writer Paul Claudel. He died in the summer of 1917. Up to the end of the 20 th century, the estate was successfully producing some Brouilly and Brouily Grand Cru wine, notably for export. Nowadays Combillaty is back to being a family house whilst also welcoming guests. The vineyards around are no longer part of the property however they are still run by several friendly local wine growers who continue the tradition of assembling quality Brouilly.