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Welcome to the domaine

Welcome to the domaine.

A passion for wine since 1896

Gilles Besse and Jean-René Germanier are pleased to welcome you to the Germanier website and invite you to explore their Domaine.

Their joint passion for wine and its « terroir » finds full expression in the exceptional crus that have shaped the Domaine’s outstanding reputation.

Enjoy the visit!

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Nous visiter

VISIT US.

How to find us?

Jean-René Germanier Balavaud

Route cantonale 285

1963 Vétroz - Suisse

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OUR WINES.

3 approaches, same pleasure

LES CLASSIQUES AOC VALAIS

Our “classique” selection puts the identity of the varietal in the forefront and is dedicated to the search for elegance in simplicity. Produced by traditional methods of vinification, the wines are a tribute to the respect for terroir and the characteristic features of each variety in fruit and freshness.

LES ASSEMBLAGES

Assemblage allows us to create wines of exceptional harmony and appeal. The composition of each wine reflects the inspiration of the winemaker as a great recipe does that of a chef, according to the taste he seeks. These are wines dedicated to the pleasure of tasting, no holds barred and for pure gastronomic adventure.

LES RÉSERVES

These are wines at their highest level of character and expression. Only the best vineyards, capable of yielding the most noble and concentrated fruit, are selected. Vinification in oak barrels lends them all the complexity and aging potential of wines worthy of the finest occasions.

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THE CELLAR.

Visit and Tasting

THE DOMAINE AND ITS WINE CELLAR – PLACES STEEPED IN HISTORY

Our Domaine is located in Balavaud, a hamlet of the comune of Vétroz situated at the heart of the Valais and the Rhone Valley, famous for its warm, dry microclimate in the summer months. Our imposing wine cellar and other facilities for winemaking, aging and bottling greet visitors at the entrance to the village and are open for tour by appointment.

A site of particular interest and well worth a detour is the ancient bicentennial vaulted cellar where our earliest vintages were pressed in 1896. Today this splendid hall steeped in history and emotion is entirely dedicated to the fascination of the world of wine. The cellar is equipped to accommodate groups of up to seventy and offers ideal conditions for wine-tasting in authentic traditional surroundings. Under normal weather conditions it maintains normal business hours in order to allow wine-loving visitors to stop and discover our wines with a leisurely tasting in a uniquely appropriate setting. Evening tastings are also possible on Fridays and Saturdays, and, by appointment, any day of the week.


OPENING TIMES

FRIDAY : 16h à 23h
SATURDAY : 10h30 à 21h

Open 7/7 upon request

PROGRAMME APERITIF

  • Dégustation commentée de 4 vins
  • Amuse gueule du pays

Fr. 15.00


PROGRAMME RACLETTE

  • Dégustation de 4 vins et visite de cave
  • Assiette valaisanne
  • Raclette à discrétion
  • Dessert, café, eau-de-vie

Fr. 45.00


PROGRAMME FONDUE CHINOISE

  • Dégustation de 4 vins et visite de cave
  • Salade avec terrine
  • Fondue Chinoise (bouillon avec champignons, riz, 4 sauces)
  • Dessert, café, eau-de-vie

Fr. 48.00


PROGRAMME COCKTAIL DINATOIRE

(à partir de 15 personnes)

  • Dégustation de 4 vins et visite de cave
  • Spécialités valaisannes
  • Dips de légumes
  • Tartare de boeuf
  • Saumon fumé ou canapés
  • Cocktail de crevettes ou crevettes au safran
  • Brochettes de tomates et de mozzarella
  • Petits croissants au jambon
  • Magret de canard à l’orange
  • Pâté en croûte
  • Dessert (mignardises), café, eau-de-vie

Fr. 45.00

Apéritif garni Fr. 25.-


PROGRAMME BRISOLÉE ROYALE

  • Dégustation de 4 vins et visite de cave
  • Châtaignes
  • Plat valaisan
  • Choix de fromage
  • Dessert, café, eau-de-vie

Fr. 45.00


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Vignes

VINEYARDS.

Close to nature

STATE-OF-THE-ART VITICULTURE, SIDE-BY-SIDE WITH NATURE

Out of love for the art of winemaking quality is our highest priority. The commitment to quality is also one to wines of pronounced character, which means a voluntary limitation of yield per vine. We are constantly in search of innovative methods, of the true character of our terroirs, of forgotten varieties awaiting rediscovery.

Each of our vineyard parcels receives regular, individual care, above all in the fall in order to fix the date of harvest, the pivotal moment for the future character of our wines.

We also believe that the care of our vineyards must seek the highest quality grapes while also observing the greatest respect for the environment. For this reason we were among the pioneers in the introduction of integrated production fifteen years ago. This method guarantees the sustainable use of chemical intervention.

Today we remain in the vanguard of viticultural practice in harmony with the environment such as planting grass between the rows of vines. For the last five years, we have likewise maintained three estates that are cultivated according to the norms of the label Bio Suisse.

Distribution.

Our wines around the world

Distribution.

Our wines around the world

Marram Fine Wines
174 Cranfield Green SE
Calgary, AB, AB T3M 1C6
Canada
Linke Weinhandels
Dorfstraße 19
85662 Hohenbrunn
Germany
Alpine Wines E-Shop
3, The Grove
Idle
West Yorkshire
BD10 9JS
United Kingdom
Hedonism Wines
3-7 Davies Street
London
W1K 3LD
United Kingdom
The Swiss Wine Store
Happy Valley Hong Kong Island
Hong Kong Island
Hong Kong S.A.R., China
Wengler Châteaux et Domaines
Rue Neuve 2
6581 Rosport
Luxembourg
Valentine's Finest
Valentine's Finest
3054 WD Rotterdam
Netherlands
Swiss Cellars
405 Nordic Trail
Mount Horeb, WI 53572
United States
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