Domaine Jean-René Germanier, One of the Oldest Swiss Wineries

Jean-René Germanier Winery is one of the oldest Swiss wineries founded in 1896. Urbain Germanier harvested his first vintage in 1896 at Balavaud and devoted his life to his vineyards. His three sons, Francis, Paul, and Charles, later took over. The winery is now in its third generation under Jean-René Germanier and his nephew Gilles Besse. Gilles Besse was 24 when he was approached by his uncle, who is only seven years his elder, to join the family winery. He accepted the challenge and began studying enology in the Swiss school of Changins and, in 1993, vinified his first wines at the estate, nestled in the heart of the Valais. Together, Gilles and Jean-René have been farming sustainably for nearly twenty years and have ultimately pioneered a qualitative winemaking revolution in Switzerland.

Out of love for the art of winemaking, quality remains the utmost priority at Domaine Jean-René Germanier.


Standing for Preservation of the Land and Ecological Approaches to Winemaking

Domaine Jean-René Germanier Winery practices organic and state-of-the-art viticulture in their vineyards. Each of the vineyards receives individual attention and care so that the grapes are of high-quality and fully ripe and healthy. The use of sustainable methods protects the surrounding nature and the health of their vines.


Bio Suisse Control for High-Quality Organic Wines

The main grape varieties grown are Chasselas, Amigne, Arvine, Johannisberg, Chardonnay, Païen, Pinot Noir, Gamay, Syrah, Humagne, Cornalin, Gamaret, and Merlot. The best grapes are handpicked and used to make their high-quality red, white, rosé, and dessert wines. The vineyards are cultivated under the guidelines of label Bio Suisse.

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Services / Facilities:
Reduced Mobility Access available Reduced Mobility Access
Reduced Mobility Access available Organic Producer
Restaurant available Restaurant
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Pets Allowed Pets Allowed
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Cellar Door Sales
Organic Producer Organic Producer
AOC Valais, Bio-Bourgeon
Wine Types:
Red Wine, White Wine, Rose Wine,
Grape Varieties:

Chasselas, Amigne, Arvine, Johannisberg, Chardonnay, Païen, Pinot Noir, Gamay, Syrah, Humagne, Cornalin, Gamaret, Merlot

Rte Cantonale 291, Vétroz, Valais, 1963, Switzerland See it on map
Visiting Hours:

Friday: 16:00 - 23:00
Saturday: 10:30 - 21:00
Other days: By appointment only.

Spoken Languages: Deutsch English Français

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Rte Cantonale 291, Vétroz, Valais, 1963, Switzerland

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