The wine trading company "Frédéric Varone Vins SA" with headquarters in the city of Sion in the Swiss canton Wallis
was founded in 1900 by Frédéric Varone. Today, the fourth generation runs it from his great-grandson Philippe Varone. As a novelty in Switzerland, the winery “Charles Bonvin
Fils SA ”operated a cellar and a bottling plant under the company name“ Les Celliers de Sion ”, 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 vineyards. A further 50 hectares are purchased by 200 contract winemakers.
The wines are made from the indigenous varieties Amigne, Cornalin d'Aosta (Cornalin), Cornalin du Valais (Rouge du Pays), Humagne Blanche and Petite Arvine, as well as Chasselas, Pinot Noir, Gamay, Ermitage (Marsanne), Johannisberg (Silvaner), Syrah and Viognier pressed. Are premium wines 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.