An oil mill and boutique

Nestled in the heart of Beaujolais, between forests and vineyards, you will find our oils and vinegars, as well as a wide choice of carefully selected grocery goods...


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The mill

An oil mill and boutique


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The Huilerie Beaujolaise boutique is more than just a shop – here you get a real glimpse into the worlds of flavour and gastronomy...

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Made-to-order

Continuing the tradition at the heart of a 200-year-old mill.

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Explore the mill

While visiting the mill, you can learn all about our vibrant heritage and uncover the secrets behind our expertise.

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Cross over the threshold into a world of flavours just waiting to be discovered...

Opening times

We are open Tuesday-Saturday, from 9:15 am to 1:00 pm and from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm. The boutique is closed on bank holidays and the first two weeks of January.

Where to find us
29,rue des Echarmeaux, 69430 Beaujeu FRANCE
+33 (0)4 74 69 28 06
+33 (0)4 74 04 87 09
www.huilerie-beaujolaise.fr
boutique@huilerie-beaujolaise.fr

Made-to-order

Every year for over a quarter of a century, the Huilerie Beaujolaise has been giving you the chance to turn your fruit into oil.

From mid-January to mid-April.


Our made-to-order period is from mid-January to mid-April. You will need 20 kg of kernels to be pressed. You can always bring less, and your nuts will be exchanged for oil produced in our mill, but it won’t necessarily be made using your own fruit.

A mill for everyone


You can drop in for an exchange any time between 8:00 am and 12:00 pm, or from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm on Saturdays (only during the made-to-order period). You will need to bring your own container (cans or demijohns). You will be given 1 litre of oil per 2 kg of kernels. If you don’t have a container, we can always help you find one.

Presses


Presses (of 20 kg and over) are by appointment only; you will be given your oil right away (it takes around 1.5 to 2 hours for one press). You will get around 50% of the weight of the kernels in oil; i.e. 2 kg makes 1 litre of oil. However, to get a better estimate, it is best to base the ration on the weight of the whole nut, rather than just the kernel.

Explore the mill
One mill

Learn more about the history of Beaujolais in the not so distant past

Our story


At the start of the 20th century, Beaujeu still had three mills and people regularly brought nut kernels to be pressed into oil.

The Huilerie Beaujolaise has been using the new production tool in the Ardillats region, since 2007; but by no means has the Beaujeu mill simply become a museum. It operates during the made-to-order season and is used to make virgin peanut oil.

Tours


Just make an appointment for a tour. You can also find out more about the artisanal methods for making virgin oil – a 100% natural product.

Mill tours last from 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes (minimum 10 people, maximum 20 people). Price: €2.50 per person. Contact us for any groups of less than 10 or more than 20 people.

How does the tour work ?
The tour

  • 1


    History and tradition

  • 2


    Find out how various oil-producing dried fruits and seeds are processed at the mill.

  • 3


    Oils and legislation (explanation of the terms and conditions, etc.)

  • 4


    Tools for grinding fruit (millstone, crushers)

  • 5


    Cooking

  • 6


    Pressing

  • 7


    Oilcakes

  • 8


    Filtration

Once you've taken the tour, you’ll get to sample our oils for yourself...
Just one drop is all it takes to awaken your senses and tastebuds.