Le vignoble des Agaises
The vineyard is located in Haulchin (entity of Estinnes), near Binche, at a place called "Les Agaises" on a hillside very rich in limestone and facing south, on which reigned Lord Ruffus in the twelfth century.
The vineyard of Agaises was born in 2002, as a result of the association of a wine merchant (Raymond Leroy), a farmer (Etienne Delbeke), a champenois winemaker (Thierry Gobillard) and two entrepreneurs (Michel Wanty and Joël Hugé),
The 230,000 feet of Chardonnay, pinot noir and pinot meunier, spread over 23 hectares, making les Agaises the largest producer of wine in Belgium.
Ruffus are sparkling wines made according to the traditional method, with a second fermentation in bottle, and a setting on laths of at least 12 months.
All the vintages have already won gold in the biggest international competitions, and the Vineyard has been honored with the title of Chevalier du Mérite Wallon in 2015.
Founded in 1946, the Biercée Distillery is one of the oldest distilleries in Belgium still in activity. It's the only Walloon distillery that still distils eaux-de-vie, liqueurs and other fine spirits, in the purest tradition, with fresh non-treated fruit. The ingredients used are still 100% natural only.
The most famous elaborations produced by our copper stills are Eau de Villée, Biercée Noir dʼIvoire liqueur and Biercée Poire Williams N°1 eau-de-vie.
While maintaining a human size and a majority of Belgian private and public shareholders, our company regularly innovates by launching new spirits that always respect its fundamental quality craftsmanship. This involves using only strictly natural products, with no synthetic flavouring or colourants.
Today, while continuing to develop on the Belgian market, our distillery increasingly exports the fruits of its 100% Belgian know-how.