More than 50 winemakers offer quality wines in the heart of the Vaud Chablais. Chasselas, the majority in the AOC Chablais, best reflects the terroirs of Chablais, but many specialties are also to be discovered. The winemakers are happy to welcome you to their cellars and let you taste their wines.
The hot and dry climate, influenced by the foehn (warm, dry wind), allows a beautiful maturation of the grapes. The limestone soils, composed of alluvium and moraine, even gypsum, give structure and minerality to the wine of our region. Chasselas, Pinot Noir and Gamay make up the majority of the production. Other white specialities, as well as reds such as Garanoir, Gamaret and Merlot, complete these classics.
At the foot of the Vaud Alps, the Chablais AOC vineyard extends from Villeneuve to Bex over approximately 590 hectares. Influenced by a unique microclimate, Chablais stands out from other Vaud vineyards. Its white wines are mineral and its reds have character.
In the heart of the Chablais AOC wine region, the Museum of Vine, Wine and Labelling is a must for all those who are directly or indirectly interested in oenology. It is on the exceptional site of Château d'Aigle that you will discover the exhibitions that delight wine lovers, as well as families who discover this culture while having fun.
Learn more by visiting the vineyards and cellars of Chablais!
The winegrowers welcome you to their vineyard to present their estate, their different grape varieties and their know-how. A tasting ends the visit in the most pleasant of ways.
Each harvest is different and gives birth to a unique wine that bears the marks of time. Over the seasons, each vine is pruned, then it flowers and the fruits ripen in fine weather. The end of summer sounds the hour of the grape harvest. Each bunch is then carefully cut, sorted and crushed.
Alcoholic fermentation allows the transformation of sugar into alcohol. Then the maceration allows the wine to take on its colour; its duration is variable depending on the colour of the wine. De-vatting is the moment when we will separate the liquid from the solids. The wine then undergoes a second fermentation which reduces the acidity. Then, during ageing, the wine is generally stored in barrels for several months before being bottled.
Stroll through the heart of the vineyards!
Its landscape also gives off its personality: here we are in the Rhône valley, at the gateway to the Alps. Take the Sentier des vignes which begins in Yvorne and leads to Lavey-les-Bains, passing through Aigle, Ollon and Bex. Take the time to stop in the welcoming cellars along the route to taste the local wines.
Events that honour wine and winemakers!
Open cellar days, walk in the vineyards or tasting of a local brisolée, the culture of the vines is part of the local heritage and marks the year during various events.
The heritage of the Vaud Alps, treasures to discover!
If the wines of Chablais seduced you, discover other local products made in the region.