The owner of the domain since 1937, Institut Pasteur, a charitable foundation that fights disease through research, has just sold the ChÃ¢teau des Ravatys. The proceeds from sales should be used for research purposes only, including that for an anti-Covid vaccine.
29 hectares of vineyard
The castle, located in the village of Saint-Lager, which covers 29 hectares of vineyards on the slopes of Mont Brouilly, has had a new owner since the end of December: Thanks to this new acquisition, Jean-Claude Lavorels hotel group can move into the vineyard, we can with our colleague Read Lyonpeople.com.
'The Lavorel Hotels Group does not intend to change the way production is organized, but rather to improve its upscale market,' explains Lyonpeople.com.
A winery and a popular reception location
The second source of income for the domain is reception.
'The orangery is particularly appealing to the bride and groom, as it has a charm of old stones and large bay windows with a view of the property,' emphasizes Lyonpeople.com.
The property was for sale for 6,900,000 euros. According to our colleague, the size of the transaction was not disclosed.