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
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
Display
Name Winery Color Category Grapes Production Price [CHF]
Amigne Balavaud Grand Cru BIO Grand Cru de Vétroz (Une abeille) Classiques AOC Valais Grand Cru Jean-René Germanier
Central Valais, Valais
 White Mono varietal Amigne Ovoid tank 26.00
Amigne de Vetroz Deux abeilles Classiques AOC Valais Jean-René Germanier
Central Valais, Valais
 White Mono varietal Amigne Grown in tank 20.00
Arvine Cépage blanc du Valais Réserve AOC Valais Jean-René Germanier
Central Valais, Valais
 White Mono varietal Arvine Aged in barrels 35.00
BaroQ Classiques AOC Valais Jean-René Germanier
Central Valais, Valais
 Red Blend Cabernet Sauvignon, Cornalin, Merlot Aged in tank and barrel 31.00
Blanc de Mer Classiques AOC Valais Jean-René Germanier
Central Valais, Valais
 White Blend Amigne, Chardonnay Grown in tank 16.50
Cayas Syrah du Valais Réserve AOC Valais Jean-René Germanier
Central Valais, Valais
 Red Mono varietal Syrah Aged in barrels 42.00
Champmarais Cornalin Réserve AOC Valais Jean-René Germanier
Central Valais, Valais
 Red Mono varietal Cornalin Aged in barrels 58.00
Chardonnay Classiques AOC Valais Jean-René Germanier
Central Valais, Valais
 White Mono varietal Chardonnay Grown in tank 17.50
Cornalin Cépage Rouge du Valais Réserve AOC Valais Jean-René Germanier
Central Valais, Valais
 Red Mono varietal Cornalin Aged in barrels 38.00
Dôle Balavaud GC Grand Cru de Vétroz AOC Valais Grand Cru Jean-René Germanier
Central Valais, Valais
 Red Blend Gamay, Pinot Noir Grown in tank 17.50
Dôle Blanche Classiques AOC Valais Jean-René Germanier
Central Valais, Valais
 Rosé Blend Gamay, Pinot Noir Grown in tank 14.00
Fendant Balavaud GC Grand Cru de Vétroz AOC Valais Grand Cru Jean-René Germanier
Central Valais, Valais
 White Mono varietal Chasselas Grown in tank 17.50
Fendant Clos de la Malettaz Classiques AOC Valais Jean-René Germanier
Central Valais, Valais
 White Mono varietal Chasselas Grown in tank 17.50
Fendant Les Terrasses Classiques AOC Valais Jean-René Germanier
Central Valais, Valais
 White Mono varietal Chasselas Grown in tank 13.50
Fusio Pinot Noir Classiques AOC Valais Jean-René Germanier
Central Valais, Valais
 Red Mono varietal Pinot Noir Grown in tank 17.50
Gally Classiques AOC Valais Jean-René Germanier
Central Valais, Valais
 Red Blend Diolinoir, Gamay Grown in tank 16.50
Gamay Balavaud Classiques AOC Valais Jean-René Germanier
Central Valais, Valais
 White Mono varietal Gamay Grown in tank 14.00
Heida Classiques AOC Valais Jean-René Germanier
Central Valais, Valais
 White Mono varietal Savagnin Blanc Grown in tank 22.00
Heida Clos de la Couta Classiques AOC Valais Jean-René Germanier
Central Valais, Valais
 White Mono varietal Savagnin Blanc Grown in tank 26.00
Humagne Cépage Rouge du Valais Réserve AOC Valais Jean-René Germanier
Central Valais, Valais
 Red Mono varietal Humagne Red Aged in barrels 35.00

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