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Germanier

The Jean-René Germanier - Vins du Valais estate is located in the municipality of Bellavaud-Vétroz in the Swiss canton Wallis, It was founded in 1896 by Urbain Germanier (1873-1944). His son Francis (1909-1994) distilled a brandy from Williams pears for the first time in Switzerland in 1945, thus the specialty of the house "Bon Père William" was born. Today the winery is managed by Jean-René Germanier, who is supported by his nephew Gilles Besse as an oenologist. The vineyards cover 11 hectares of their own vineyards, grapes are purchased from a further 40 hectares. The varieties Amigne, Chasselas, Gamay, Diolonier, Ermitage (Marsanne), Humagne Rouge (Cornalin), Petite Arvine, Pinot Noir and Syrah are represented. The wines are produced in the four lines Grand Cru, Classique, Reserve and Gally. The flagships of the house are the "Syrah Cayas", the noble sweet "Mitis" fermented in barrique from the indigenous variety Amigne and the red wine blend "Gally Assemblage" from Gamay and Diolonier. The product range also includes traditional Valais wines Fendant (White wine from Chasselas) and Dole (Red wine from Pinot Noir and Gamay and light as "Blanche") included.

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