The winemaking company in Salquenen
(Salgesch) in the Swiss canton Wallis
was founded in 1936 by the Mathier-Kuchler family. The name (Knight Wines) derives from the Order of the Maltese (Hospitallers), who had a headquarters in Salgesch from 1235 to 1655. On the bottle labels emblazoned a Maltese knight in parade uniform. It is processed grapes from a total of 40 hectares of vineyards, of which ten hectares are owned. The wines are classic (not barrique) expanded. The focus of production is on red wines. There are the two wine lines "Chevaliers" and "Réserve des Chevaliers". In both will be a Pinot Noir, a Dole
(at least 51% here contains 9% 5 Pinot Noir, remainder Gamay) and one Oeil de perdrix
(brightly pressed from Pinot Noir) produced. Other wines are the traditional ones Fendant
(Chasselas) and Johannisberg (Silvaner). Every year around 800,000 liters of wine are produced, of which eight percent are exported. There are also distillates such as apricot and Williams pear brandy and a Marc
(Pomace brandy) produced.