Our Vision

Together we are committed to authenticity and the transmission of our terroir’s values through its long viticulture history.

BERNARD ROCHAIX • LES PERRIÈRES

I remember the vineyards from my childhood, and the distinct smell of the winery during the harvest. I grew up loving all things related to wine making.
I knew that one day it would be my turn to improve on those that came before. In the early 1970s my father allowed me to make my dreams a reality, and so began an ambitious adventure, with studies in the United States and founding a winery in Tasmania. It was also the start of our seventh generation of winemaking in Peissy. Nearly fifty years on I look back at my life’s work with pride, knowing that our eighth generation is in place to ensure our values and vision will be carried forwards.

Our Estate

The tiny village of Peissy, in the heart of Geneva’s vineyards a few kilometers outside the city, has been home to our family estate since 1794. With over 230 years of winegrowing tradition, the Domaine Les Perrières is now run by the 8th generation of the Rochaix family, who perpetuates the know-how of winemaking with passion. We master the art of combining traditional winemaking with the latest knowledge in oenology.

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 flavor to the fullest. 

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.

OUR TERROIR AND THE ENVIRONMENT

Through our mission to respect the environment and the planet, we prioritize ecological initiatives with sustainable development in mind. To support biodiversity in our parcels, we plant trees and hedges, build beehives and birdhouses, and establish ponds for local wildlife. We support clean energy and aim to power all of our buildings with solar energy.

To reinforce our environmentally friendly and local production, we cultivate our wines adhering to the local label “Geneva Region – Terre Avenir” (GRTA).

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.

Our History

1794

FIRST GENERATION OF KNOWN ROCHAIX WINEMAKERS

1836

THE SECOND GENERATION

1906

4TH & 5TH GENERATION DURING 1906 HARVEST

1950s

THE 6TH GENERATION

1972

THE 7TH GENERATION TAKES OVER

1984

THE AUSTRALIAN ADVENTURE

2007

THE 8TH GENERATION

2018

ALL CHILDREN INVOLVED IN THE BUSINESS

THE CORNERSTONE

Jean-Etienne Rochaix cultivates vineyards in the commune of Satigny.

He is the first generation of known Rochaix winemakers.

Armoirie Rochaix Peissy

TWO BROTHERS
Jean-Isaac and his brother Jean-Michel Rochaix (2nd generation) operate the vineyard Les Perrières in the village of Peissy.

THE EARLY 1900s

Louis Rochaix (4th generation) and his sons Frédéric A. & John Rochaix (5th generation) during the 1906 harvest.

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ALEXANDRE GROWS THE BUSINESS

Alexander, 6th generation (left), brings the estate into the 20th century.

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BERNARD IS IN CHARGE

Bernard Rochaix (7th generation) takes over the family enterprise from Alexander, 6th generation.

A NEW WINERY IN TASMANIA

The Rochaix family begin a new adventure in Tasmania, Australia where a new winery is created, Rochecombe Vineyard. The family split their time between the two properties until 1994 when they return permanently to Switzerland.


THE LEGACY IS CONTINUED

Bernard’s four children become co-owners and administrators of the family estate.

les perrieres children 2007

CURRENT OWNERS

Sandrine, Fabian and Frédéric Rochaix (8th generation) are active in the family business with Emmanuel contributing from overseas.

les perrieres family 2018

Our Team

Anouk Bosson
Anouk Bosson
Client reception and events

A graduate from the École hôtelière de Genève, Anouk worked for many years in the restauration industry around the world. Her desire to follow in the footsteps of her grandfather, a winemaker, led her back to Geneva and then Changins where she obtained her diploma in oenology. Since 2009 she has welcomed and advised you in the Les Perrières cellar.

 

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Christelle Couffi-Tapponnier
Christelle Couffi-Tapponnier
ACCOUNTING AND ADMINISTRATION
Christelle developed her accounting and tax expertise in the pharmaceutical and luxury goods industries within renowned companies. After more than a decade in multinationals, Christelle reoriented herself towards human-sized companies in the Geneva region until the day she seized the opportunity to get closer to an industry that was close to her heart. Christelle joined the team as an accountant at the end of 2022.
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Cyril Grin
Cyril Grin
Deliveries and events
Cyril worked for 20 years for the Swiss Post in the Lausanne region and 10 years in the water industry (industrial services). It’s at the Cully Jazz Festival that he met a beautiful lady from Geneva which eventually brought him closer to our region. Cyril then joined the Les Perrières team to live out his passion for wine.
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Emilien Lamotte
Emilien Lamotte
HEAD OENOLOGIST
After various training and professional experiences in Burgundy and Savoy, Emilien joined the HES-SO Bachelor program in Changins in 2007. After his studies ended in 2011, he began his work as an oenologist and practicein several Geneva wine-growing estates, notably in Jussy and Bernex. Emilien joined the Les Perrières team in 2019.
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Fabian Rochaix
Fabian Rochaix
Operating winegrower
Initially trained as a mechanic, Fabian joined the family business in 2002. He first worked on the sales side while furthering his education in viticulture and winemaking. Seven years later, his love for the Geneva terroir drove him out of the office and onto the field where he naturally took the role of operating winegrower.
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Frederic Rochaix
Frederic Rochaix
Marketing, communications and administration
A graduate from the École hôtelière de Lausanne, Frederic interned for five-star hotels in Geneva and hospitality consulting services in London. Upon graduating he began his career working in the financial industry with UBS in Zurich where he completed the selective graduate training program before taking on a permanent role. After several years with the bank Frederic took on a new challenge and joined the Les Perrières management team.
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Frédérique Viros-Uldry
Frédérique Viros-Uldry
Human resources and administration
After her studies, Frédérique spent several years in the world of banking in Geneva.

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.

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Maria Marquis
Maria Marquis
BILLING

After several years working for the Swiss Post, Maria decided to dedicate herself to her family following the birth of her children. As her children grew older, her interests pushed her to study graphic arts and she also began training as an accountant. Eager for a new challenge, Maria joined Les Perrières in 2019 where she handles billing from within the administrative team.

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Nathalie Niederhauser
Nathalie Niederhauser
Client reception and events
Nathalie worked for many years in sales positions before destiny led her to apply for a position at Les Perrières. This was the beginning of her adventure in the world of wine! You can find Nathalie and her contagious smile in our cellar where she welcomes our clients for tastings and events all throughout the year.
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Sandrine Rochaix-Imberti
Sandrine Rochaix-Imberti
Technician in viticulture and arboriculture
Sandrine initially was trained as an ornamental nursery grower before joining the Les Perrières team as the culture manager in 2000. While taking care of the vineyards of the estate, she specialised herself by following the viticulture course at Changins. Each day Sandrine wrestles with the climate and dances with the animals of our terroir to bring us the best of grapes, indispensable to the creation of high-quality wines.
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Valentin Taramarcaz
Valentin Taramarcaz
CELLAR MASTER
Valentin started his professional career with an apprenticeship in carpentry and then trained as a cook. From the Valais canton, he then turned his attention to the world of wine in which he trained for 3 years before starting his military service in the Swiss Army, an experience of which he keeps a fond memory. Passionate about quality and wanting to continue his evolution in the world of wine, he joined the winery’s team for the 2022 harvest and then followed on a permanent basis.
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