Moulin à vent is one of the ten red Beaujolais Crus. Beaujolais is located in the north of the town of Lyon, between Mâcon and Villefranche-sur-Saône. The Moulin-à-Vent vines are grown partly in the commune of Romanèche-Thorins (334 hectares) and around the commune of Chénas (312 hectares). There is indeed no commune or village called 'Moulin-à-Vent': its name comes from an old windmill standing on the hill that overlooks the vineyards.

The appellation, created in 1924, is the most noteworthy of the ten Beaujolais Crus, sometimes called "the King of Beaujolais". Moulin-à-Vent wines are robust, with much tannin, and are the most full-bodied Beaujolais wines.

In its youth it is a vivid ruby-red wine, with a fine bouquet, though Moulin-à-Vent ages well. As it does, it loses some of its fruity freshness typical of Beaujolais to acquire more Pinot-like characteristics.




Moulin à Vent, this prestigious worldwide known AOC offering a high quality wine, is an exceptional Cru.

Represented by its emblematic windmill on the top of the hill, it faces the Château des Gimarets.