Our vision is to create quality products for all tastes and occasions, capable of enriching a moment and stimulating emotion.
BERNARD ROCHAIX • LES PERRIÈRES
I remember the vineyards from when I was a child, but also the distinct smell of the winery during the harvest. I grew up loving all things related to wine and wine making.
I knew that one day it would be my turn to do things bigger and better than those that came before me. In the early 1970s my father allowed me to make my dreams a reality and so began an ambitious adventure which has included stints in the United States and Australia. It also marked the beginning of the tenure of the seventh generation of the winemaking Rochaix family in the village of Peissy. Nearly fifty years on I look back at the work of my lifetime with pride and sleep easy knowing that our eighth generation is in place to ensure our values and vision will be carried forwards.
The little village of Peissy, tucked away in the heart of Geneva’s vineyards, just a few kilometers outside the city, has been home to our family estate since 1794. Able to look back on 225 years of wine-growing, the Domaine Les Perrières is now run by Bernard Rochaix, assisted by members of the younger generation, passionate and disciplined about their work and eager to carry on the wine-growing heritage. Together, they have mastered classic winemaking techniques coupled with the latest winemaking know-how with the collaboration of the talented oenologist, Sébastien Schwarz.
DIVERSE QUALITY WINES
The Domaine Les Perrières offers seventeen diverse grape varieties. Each variety is typified by its own cultivation and winemaking technique that will allow it to express its authentic personality and distinctive flavour to the full. Our growing philosophy is respectful of the environment and sustainable development, in accordance with Swiss Federal “Integrated Production” (I.P.) regulations.
Domaine Les Perrières is often found at the top of the podium at national and international competitions. The estate’s vintages can in some of the best restaurants in Switzerland and around the world.
PEISSY, A UNIQUE VINEYARD
912 is a landmark date in the history of the village of Peissy and its vineyards. A document dating from this time officially records the donation of this land to Satigny Priory. The age-old cultivation of vines is celebrated every year in November at the village St. Martin Festival.
The terroir, composed of molassic and clay soils, and the mild climate of the region lend a warmth of flavour to our wines to underline the fruitiness of our grapes.
FIRST GENERATION OF KNOWN ROCHAIX WINEMAKERS
THE SECOND GENERATION
4TH & 5TH GENERATION DURING 1906 HARVEST
THE 7TH GENERATION TAKES OVER
THE AUSTRALIAN ADVENTURE
THE LEGACY IS CONTINUED
ALL CHILDREN INVOLVED IN THE BUSINESS
Jean-Isaac and his brother Jean-Michel Rochaix (2nd generation) operate the vineyard Les Perrières in the village of Peissy.
Anouk BossonClient reception and events
Baptiste DavadanCulture manager
Cyril GrinDeliveries and events
Fabian RochaixOperating winegrower
Frederic RochaixMarketing, communications and administration
Frédérique Viros-UldryHuman resources and administration
Coming from a family of winemakers, she was determined to find a job which unites pleasure with personal interests. It wasn’t long before Frédérique joined the Les Perrières administrative team where she is in charge of human resources.