White wines from Luc Massy
Red wines from Luc Massy
Leaving the charming village of Epesses on the shore road to the west you will find among the vines on the right a 17th century bourgeois house, the seat of the house of Massy. This includes not only the main building but also the Clos du Roux, an extraordinary walled plot. The Massy family took up residence here in the 19th century and owns 8 hectares comprising the Epesses, Saint-Saphorin and Dézaley appellations. The vines are planted on plots that slope steeply at 30 to 60%, which necessitates a lot of manual work. These terraces, bordered by dry stone walls, make up a remarkable site, classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site. As early as the 11th and 12th centuries the Benedictine and Cistercian monks recognised the exceptional soil and climatic conditions and the influence of the lake. The cultivation of Chasselas goes back to the 16th century. This grape is incontestably the ambassador of white wines in the canton of Vaud. It has all the qualities needed in a great wine, particularly the ability faithfully to reproduce the tonality of the soil in which it grows. Luc Massy is a winemaker who enjoys a great reputation not only in this region but throughout the country. His Dézaley Chemin de Fer, the estate's signature wine, brings out the best in this variety. The Epesses from the Clos du Roux is exceptional simply because it is the fruit of a plot over which the Massy family has a monopoly. Farming methods that respect the environment, low yields and rigorous sorting along with a cautious approach to fermentation and ageing lead, year after year, to high quality production.
Standish / Dan Standish
The Standish Wine company was founded in 1999 by Dan Standish. He started at that time with a small, family-owned plot of almost hundred-year-old Shiraz vines in the heart of the Barossa Valley, in the sub-region of Vine Vale. He is part of the sixth generation of immigrants who settled here in 1848. In his career, Dan Standish gained experience not only in his home country, but also in California, Spain and France. He is passionate about the great wines of the Rhône Valley.
Weingut Erich & Walter Polz
The family vineyard of Erich and Walter Polz is situated in an idyllic field in the middle of hilly Southern Styria, about an hour’s drive south of Graz. The business was originally founded in 1912. In the late 1980s, the brothers took over their parents’ vineyard. Christoph Polz, Erich’s son, became the fourth generation to assume the role of winemaker in 2011.