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.
Domaine des Pères de l'Eglise
In 1933, the winegrowers and wine merchants of Châteauneuf-du-Pape were the first to impose quality rules relating to the cultivation and production of wines that would bear the name Châteauneuf-du-Pape. The geographic definition of the cultivation area, along with the other regulations, is still in force today, in order to guarantee the wine quality for connoisseurs. The Gradassi family of the Domaine des Pères de l’Église is following the tradition, but with the fresh impetus provided by the young fourth generation.
The bodega was founded in 2000 by Victoria Benavides and the name of the winery honours the former owner of the vineyards: Elías Mora. The oenologist is one of Spain's undisputed winegrowers.
Distillerie Tessendier & Fils
Grape growers, producers of Cognac and innovative spirits
“Time is of the essence for creating high-quality spirits” (Jérôme Tessendier)
The Tessendier & Fils Distillery, established in 1880, is a family-run business based in Cognac and Jarnac, on the banks of the Charente, which produces a diverse portfolio of high-quality Cognacs (see Cognac Park) with a modern twist. The heirs, Jérôme and Lilian Tessendier, have succeeded in modernising the family business in the face of the international dimension of the market: first by creating their own brand of Cognac, then by drawing on their ancestral savoir-faire to refine other types of spirits. This knowledge was forged over time, improved from generation to generation and is now shared by the Tessendier Distillery through three Cognac series (Park, Campagnère, Grand Breuil), each with its own unique character, its own history.