Domaine Les Fosses

+41 (21) 921.73.20 Vigneron-encaveur
St-Saphorin, 1071
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Our family has worked the vines for many generations.In the beginning our predecessors sold bulk wine, and now for over 100 years our family sells St-Saphorin “Les Fosses” in bottles. The estate was originally agri-viticole until in 1938, Roger Chevalleydecided to devote himself entirely to the vines.His son, Jean-Claude succeded him in 1973. Presently, Bernard Chevalley has taken over the property of more than 2 hectares, cultivated with respect to nature by the method of ‘production intégrée’ (PI). The biggest part of the work is done manually; the steep slopes and the many walls of our vineyards reduce the possibility of working with machines. All of our vineyards surround St-Saphorin, the ground is clay-lime (??) and their aspect facingthe lake gives an ideal sunlight; our region is well known for it’s three suns’:from the sky,the reflection from the lake and the vineyard walls which contain the heat. These conditions all together allow the grapes to fully ripen.The winemaking and Read more »

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