Corkscrew and Vineyard Museum – Beine, France - Gastro Obscura

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Corkscrew and Vineyard Museum

Beine, France

View one man's eccentric collection of nearly 5,000 corkscrews, then sip some Chablis.  

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Nestled in the heart of wine country in Chablis France lies a rather unusual homage to viticulture. Alain Geoffray, owner of the sprawling Geoffray wine estate, has amassed a collection of more than 4,900 corkscrews and more than 4,000 items related to wine making, all of which are on display in a small museum. 

Some of the corkscrews date back as far as the 18th century. And while some are rather pedestrian, these corkscrews come in all shapes and sizes, including a few rather risqué additions. Wander through the eight rooms festooned with old tapestries, decanting machines, and other devices that look like they belong in a torture chamber, then sample Chablis from the estate’s vineyards.

 

Know Before You Go

The museum is open Monday through Friday, as well as on Saturdays during the summer months.

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