Château du Breuil
The premium apple brandy known as calvados is one of Normandy’s signature products, and the Château du Breuil is one of its most prestigious makers. The family-owned estate runs a 40-minute tour, available in English, that takes you through the process (the cider is distilled twice and aged in oak barrels). You also get a history of the 16th-century château, a beautiful slate-roofed castle surrounded by 22,000 apple trees. Tours and tastings are given every day.
By Sara Tucker
23 Route de Fougère, 41700 Cheverny, France