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Melin has beautifully combined styles with a touch of modernity emerging behind its old stone walls. The two hectares of grounds, the pond, the tree house and the well-stocked wine cellars remind us, however, that this property is still deeply connected to the earth and vineyard. Whilst wine has been made here for six generations, the chateau’s slated turrets have stood over the hamlet that shares its name for nearly five hundred years. Today, organic wines and beautiful guest rooms have given this place a second lease of life.
Originally from the Maranges valley, we bought the property in 1999 to carry on a long family tradition of winegrowing which dates back to the very beginning of the 19th century. My father developed a winegrowing business at the Château de Melin in the sixties, he then passed the torch over to us and we went about fully restoring the estate and converting the chateau into a guesthouse.
Although it was built in the 16th century, most of the chateau dates back to the 17th century. It was at this time that a second house was erected in front of the original building, flanked by a square wing that connected the two buildings. The three rectangular buildings, which each have a stairway tower (the two 17th towers are topped with high hip roofs) have since been arranged in a semicircle around a square courtyard.
Built by the Rozereau family in 1551, the chateau was transferred to the Brunet family of Monthelie at the end of the 17th century and they carried out important extension works. In 1960, the chateau was passed over to the parish of Aubervilliers, they revived its spirit every summer under the leadership of Father Lecoeur and organisers who were responsible for supervising one hundred children. It was not until 1999 that we acquired the property.
In addition to the accommodation, we offer a wine tasting in the chateau’s vaulted cellar as the guest house is only two hundred meters from the vineyards of Burgundy.
Burgundy is rich in stunning landscapes and spots for delicious food. Meursault is one of them with a market on Friday mornings and the "Les Arts" restaurant. In Beaune (where a visit to the Hospices is essential) our favourite place to visit is the Michel Graglia art gallery which specialises in old posters.
130 € - 220 € per night
With the semi-octagonal tower’s spiral staircase leading up to them, the rooms are located on the upper floors. The chateau has three double bedrooms and two master suites for up to four people. Whilst the Luxe Contemporaine room offers a view of the garden, the Luxe Baroque room has a balcony-terrace overlooking the courtyard. All rooms have an en-suite bathroom with shower.