Very beautiful room with an exceptional character. With more than 10 meters high ceiling, it houses the remains of a Casse Cou press (traditional wine press). With its three different levels: Castle courtyard level, stage level with press and mezzanine level, it allows an original layout of your tables and buffets, as well as your entertainment.

  • 3 toilets including 1 washbasin toilet to PMR standards
  • Two large washbasins with mirrors
  • Very large cloakroom: with wardrobes and shelves for your guests’ clothes (this cloakroom can be closed to guarantee the safety of the goods stored there).

The particularity of this press comes from its operation: the transverse beam engaged in the mortise is operated by a rope that is wound around the winch, this press dating from the 18th century owes its name to the dangerousness it represented for its users, the rope can break at any time! The juice of the grapes thus pressed was collected in a tank on the level below and routed through a terracotta chute that winds along an underground passage more than 80 meters long and poured into a huge tank that can be seen under the terrace of the castle. The grape juice was kept in huge oak casks. One of these casks is still visible in place in one of the 4 huge cellars which are located under the current terrace of the castle. These huge cellars, which were once intended for storing wine barrels before they were transported to the Loire, bear witness to the intense wine-growing activity that took place at the Château de Candes Saint Martin when it was the property of the bishops of Tours.