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Varone

The wine trading house "Frédéric Varone Vins SA" with headquarters in the city of Sion in the Swiss canton Wallis was founded in 1900 by Frédéric Varone. Today it is run by its great-grandson Philippe Varone in its fourth generation. As a novelty in Switzerland is since 1992 together with the winery "Charles Bonvin Fils SA "operated under the company name" Les Celliers de Sion "a cellar and bottling plant, but both companies continue to operate independently. The Varone vineyards cover 15 hectares of vineyards in the Clavoz, Clos de Châteauneuf, Combe Bernard and Combe d'Uvrier. Another 50 hectares are being bought by 200 contract growers.

The wines are from the autochthonous varieties Amigne, Cornalin d'Aosta (Cornalin), Cornalin du Valais (Rouge du Pays), Humagne Blanche and Petite Arvine, and Chasselas, Pinot Noir, Gamay, Ermitage (Marsanne), Johannisberg (Silvaner), Syrah and Viognier pressed. Premium wines are Fendant "Soleil de Valais" (Chasselas), Dole (in white and red from Pinot Noir and Gamay), Oeil de perdrix (Rosé from Pinot Noir) and various cuvées such as the ten-year-old "Dix". Distillates and sparkling wines are also produced.

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