Jean-René Germanier

Vétroz, Central Valais

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Since Urbain Germanier gathered his first grape harvest in Balavaud in 1896, the Germanier family has been passionately devoted to its vineyard. Today Jean-René Germanier and his nephew Gilles Besse are the third and fourth generation to maintain this tradition. Their single aim is to produce top-quality wines that are an authentic reflection of the Valais soil and its Mediterranean climate. They know that everything depends on the grapes, which explains why they personally visit every plot each year. This means they have a close relationship with the wine-growers, requiring them to produce limited harvests and maintain environmentally-friendly cultivation processes, according to the Vitival standards.
Foundation year: 
1896
Founder: 
Germanier, Urbain
Owner: 
Cave J.-R. Germanier SA
Manager: 
Germanier J.-R. & Besse Gilles
Winemaker: 
Germanier J.-R. & Besse Gilles
Area: 
247 acres
Volume: 
800000 bottles
Grapes (white): 
Amigne
Arvine (Petite arvine)
Chardonnay (Clävner)
Chasselas (Fendant, Perlant, Gutedel)
Savagnin Blanc (Paien, Heida, Traminer)
Grapes (red): 
Cornalin (Landroter, Rouge du pays)
Gamaret
Gamay
Humagne Red (Petit rouge, Landroter, Oriou)
Pinot Noir (Blauburgunder, Klävner)
Syrah
Other productions: 
Blend
Late harvest
Liquor
Wines displayed: 
30
Services: 
Tasting
Wine sale
Snacks
Catering
Wine bar
Inside seats: 
60 seats
Outside seats: 
40 seats
Spoken languages: 
German
English
French
Except holidays
According to schedules
Or by appointment
All year 01.01 - 31.12
Monday: 
Closed
Tuesday: 
Closed
Wednesday: 
Closed
Thursday: 
Closed
Friday: 
16:00 - 23:00
Saturday: 
10:30 - 21:00
Sunday: 
Closed
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