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 liqueurs’ producer Védrenne, Le Cassissium is also considered as a place to share the know-how of this great producer to our guests. The production site of Védrenne is also opened for visitors as 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 for almost a century 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 in 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 crème de cassis (blackcurrant liqueur), liqueurs, and other company’s products.