J. & M. Dizerens
White wines from J. & M. Dizerens
Red wines from J. & M. Dizerens
from J. & M. Dizerens
The imposing 16th century manor of the Domaine de la Crausaz lies in the middle of the vines near Grandvaux and offers a stunning view of Lake Geneva. Here Jean-François and Michel Dizerens receive their guests, all of them fond of Vaud wines and in particular of the Chasselas grape, which undoubtedly reigns supreme in this area. The family estate also includes the Domaine du Moulin in Lutry and the Domaine de Montagny in the Villette appellation.
It looks back on a centuries-old tradition while introducing creativity and modern expertise. Chasselas wines show fascinating variation depending on their origin and the properties of the soil in which they grow. The geological diversity in the canton of Vaud is enormous. In the magnificent location of Dézaley Grand Cru, we find clay and calcareous soils, while more loamy soils prevail in the Epesses appellation. Thus Chasselas does not always equal Chasselas, which is beautifully expressed in the various wines offered. The vines enjoy plenty of sunshine on the impressive southern slope of the Lavaux, known as the region of the three suns, namely the sun in the sky, on the lake and in the walls.
The vast expanse of Lake Geneva reflects the rays like an enormous mirror. The ancient terrace walls store the heat of the day to release it slowly again during the night. These terraces date back to the 11th century, when Benedictine and Cistercian monks were already involved in intense viticulture. They give this landscape - a UNESCO World Heritage site - its unique character. Baur au Lac Vins has been collaborating with the Dizerens family for decades. Based on this special relationship, we entrusted them with carefully selecting their own wines for our customers and guests at the Hotel Baur au Lac.
Château Raymond Lafon
Located in the heart of the Sauternes area, this winery comprises 18 hectares, 16 of which planted with 80% Sémillon and 20% Sauvignon Blanc. The maximum yield by law is 25 hectolitres per hectare. The yields at Raymond-Lafon average only 8 to 10 hectolitres per hectare; in other words, one vine will produce only one glass of delicious wine. Over several pickings, the grapes are harvested one by one according to their level of maturity. In some years, this can result in up to ten selected hand harvests. This alone lets one appreciate the great value of this wine.