Le Cassissium is a museum that is exclusively dedicated to this little black-berry. The main purpose of this museum is to present the blackcurrant to the world in all its forms. Established by the famous liquours’ producer Vedrènne, Le Cassissium is also considered as a space to transfer the know-how of this great producer to tourists. The production site of Védrenne is also opened for visitors as a part of the tour.
Located in Nuits-Saint-Georges in Burgundy, Le Cassissium is set in the heart of a rich terroir close to the vineyards. A 1000 m2 building, with a permanent exhibition, a projection room, a tasting area and a boutique. This «gastronomic museum» was founded in 2001 through the private funds of the production company Védrenne. This company has been established in Nuits-Saint-Georges since 1923.
The place is unique: The exhibition is all about the historical and agricultural aspects of blackcurrant as well as its uses in medicine, perfumery and gastronomy. Moreover, a guided tour to the Védrenne’s Liqueur factory is an amazing way to have a complete discovering journey by learning how the blackcurrant is transformed into liqueur. The tour then must end with the tasting of the company’s products.