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The small appellation is located in the center of the French wine-growing region law south of the still "more famous brother" Château-Chalon, The vineyards cover 73 hectares of vineyards in the eponymous and two other communities. The name (Etoile = star) is derived from the abundant in the marl soil fossil parts. These are the stems of flower-shaped sea lilies in the form of five-armed stars. The white wine is blended from the varieties Chardonnay, Poulsard and Savagnin. The AC L'Etoile Mousseux is for sweetened sparkling wine and AC L'Etoile Vin de Paille for sweet Vin de paille (Straw wine) from the same varieties. The AC L'Etoile Vin Jaune is for one Vin Jaune from the variety Savagnin. Well-known producers are Château l'Etoile, Domaine Michel Geneletti, Jean Gros and Domaine de Montbourgeau.

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