Our vision is to create quality wines for all tastes and occasions, enriching your best social moments.
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.
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 225 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.
Together we are committed to authenticity and the transmission of our terroir’s values and its long viticulture history.
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 according to the federal standards of “Integrated Production” (IP-SUISSE) and adhere 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.
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-Etienne Rochaix cultivates vineyards in the commune of Satigny.
He is the first generation of known Rochaix winemakers.
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.
BERNARD IS IN CHARGE
Bernard Rochaix (7th generation) takes over the family enterprise from Alexander, 6th generation Rochaix.
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.
Sandrine, Fabian and Frédéric Rochaix (8th generation) are active in the family business with Emmanuel contributing from overseas.
Anouk BossonClient reception and events
Christelle Couffi-TapponnierACCOUNTING AND ADMINISTRATION
Cyril GrinDeliveries and events
Emilien LamotteHEAD OENOLOGIST
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.
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.
Michaël studied agricultural engineering at the Montpellier Supagro school. He decided to specialise in viticulture as part of his training and also obtained a diploma in oenology. He then completed his university education with various experiences in the wine industry in Bordeaux, Alsace and also in New Zealand. A return to his native country, not far from Switzerland, led him to look for a job in Geneva. It was then, in August 2022, that Michaël joined the winemaking team of the estate, just in time for the harvest.