The Neyroud-Fonjallaz domain’s 7.4 hectares sit in the heart of the millennium-old Lavaux region, in Chardonne, offering you a panoramic view over Lake Geneva and the Alps. This exceptional region is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Our vines are located in several renowned production areas: Chardonne, St. Saphorin, Calamin and Dézaley. Chasselas, our “king” grape that originally comes from our Lake Geneva region, is at its finest here, expressing beautifully the individuality of each terroir. Other specialties such as Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir and Gamaret thrive here as well.
The climate, topography and geology – clay, limestone and molasse – provide favourable conditions for cultivating grapevines. Chasselas here is able to give voice beautifully to each terroir. The terraces in Lavaux offer vines a very special exposition where they benefit from the “three suns”: direct sunshine, sun reflected on the lake, and reflected heat released by the walls at night. Our poet C.F. Ramuz said it well.
Our history, our family
Over the centuries our family has handed down from one generation to the next a heritage centred around love for the vines and a taste for good wine.
Is to cultivate our vines with the greatest respect for nature. Ours is an artisanal approach to vinification that is based on family know-how that goes far back, with an emphasis on the authenticity of wine from our terroirs. There’s pleasure in creating wines that are natural, unique, and stamped with the character of our land.
The people who work here with such determination and courage deserve our admiration, and deserve to be exonerated from paying taxes.
Napoleon, 16 May 1800
Take me to the vineyards of Lavaux Want to see the mountains where the waters flow