Following the example of certain well-known estates in Burgundy, the vineyard is a veritable enclosed plot leaning against the ruins of an authentic Cistercian abbey. Composed of a plain and four terraces, this enchanting piece of greenery offers a unique perspective to any visitor.
Since 1990, the Confrérie du Vignoble de l’Abbaye de Villers-la-Ville has been rehabilitating the small vineyard in the abbot’s garden which had been left fallow after the sale of the abbey as a national asset in 1796. The whole of the clos has about twenty ares spread over 5 levels. The main objective of the Confrérie is to revive the former Abbey vineyard by producing a quality Belgian wine, based on a reasoned approach to viticulture and adapted modern winemaking techniques.
Visits from April to September, every first Saturday of the month at 2.30 pm. Admission is via the Abbey reception desk. It takes between 1h30 and 2 hours, tasting included.
The Confrérie also offers group visits (min. 7 people) by reservation all year round.
Visits are possible in French, Dutch, English, German and Spanish. Subject to availability of guides in the language concerned.