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 »