The canton of Vaud has 4000 hectares of vineyards; the landscape is shaped by the steep terraces, part of the world’s natural heritage. At the request of the Bishop of Lausanne, the Cistercian monks forged for two centuries from the year 1141 the Dézaley vineyard and in 1552, the Fonjallaz family settled in the village of Epesses.
Between heaven and earth, a breathtaking view of Lake Geneva, the Clos de la République is an earthly paradise.
Almost all Fonjallaz wines carry the Terrain label, guaranteeing quality and authenticity. A little less than two-thirds of the vineyard comes from Chasselas; the red comes from several grape varieties – pinot noir, Gamay, diolinoir, plant Robert, garanoir, gamaret and some cabernet franc.
It is with a great deal of love and respect for this heritage that Patrick Fonjallaz flew to Japan in 2013 with a few bottles in his suitcase; a few years later, Dézaley was awarded a Diamond Trophy, the highest award of the Japan Women’s Wine Award 2018.
In 2020, the Dézaley Grand Cru “Récolte choisie” 2018 obtained 93 Robert Parker Wine Advocate points; several gold and silver medals were awarded by the Mondial du Chasselas and the Grand Prix du Vin Suisse.
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A bucolic and authentic setting awaits you, with a breathtaking view of the vineyards and Lake Geneva; the charm of Patrick Fonjallaz operates from the very first seconds. Attentive to your tastes and desires, he grants your wishes and shares all his knowledge and know-how with generosity and elegance.
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