The Château de Valeyres in Genève

The winery offers 25 different wines
Its wines get an average rating of 3.9.
It is ranked in the top 23 of the estates of Genève.
It is located in Genève

The Château de Valeyres is one of the world's great estates. It offers 25 wines for sale in of Genève to come and discover on site or to buy online.

Top Château de Valeyres wines

Looking for the best Château de Valeyres wines in Genève among all the wines in the region? Check out our tops of the best red, white or effervescent Château de Valeyres wines. Also find some food and wine pairings that may be suitable with the wines from this area. Learn more about the region and the Château de Valeyres wines with technical and enological descriptions.

The top red wines of Château de Valeyres

Food and wine pairings with a red wine of Château de Valeyres

How Château de Valeyres wines pair with each other generally quite well with dishes of beef, lamb or veal such as recipes of small stuffed fish from nice, lamb curry with tomato or boles de picolat (catalan meatballs).

Organoleptic analysis of red wines of Château de Valeyres

In the mouth the red wine of Château de Valeyres. is a with a nice freshness.

The best vintages in the red wines of Château de Valeyres

  • 2017 With an average score of 4.04/5
  • 2019 With an average score of 4.00/5
  • 2018 With an average score of 3.97/5
  • 2013 With an average score of 3.90/5
  • 2015 With an average score of 3.87/5
  • 2016 With an average score of 3.80/5

The grape varieties most used in the red wines of Château de Valeyres.

  • Gamay
  • Pinot Noir
  • Garanoir
  • Gamaret
  • Merlot

Discovering the wine region of Genève

Geneva, at the western end of Lac Léman (Lake Geneva), is the second-largest city in Switzerland">Switzerland and the country's third-largest wine producing canton after Valais and Vaud. Although not famously associated with wine, the city and its environs are home to numerous Vineyards and wineries, some within just a few miles of the Center. At 1,400 hectares (3,500 acres), Geneva accounts for 10 percent of the country's vineyard area. Gamay is the predominant variety here, with the Swiss workhorse Chasselas (often labelled "Fendant") and Pinot Noir taking second and third place respectively.

Other popular regional grapes include the hardy, oft-blended combination of Gamaret and Garanoir as well as the more international Merlot and Chardonnay. The red-white split is 56 percent in favor of red. The canton is home to numerous (around 95) small, generally family-run, wineries often with a large number of Varietal wines (albeit in small quantities). While many producers are clustered around the larger viticultural areas of Dardagny, Satigny, Peissy, and Soral, wineries are dotted around the city, some a stone's throw from the French border nearby.

The region also boasts 22 Premier Cru appellations, including Coteau de Bossy, Grand Carraz and Rougemont. Broadly speaking, the vineyards around Geneva are separated into three officially named areas: the Right Bank (790 hectares/1,900 acres), known as Mandement, encompassing the large Satigny and Dardagny zones as well as vineyards further northeast in Collex-Bossy and Céligny (towards the wider Vaud area on the "right bank" of the lake); Entre Arve et Lac (283 hectares/699 acres), nominally on the Left Bank of the Rhône river and the lake, this encompasses the Southeastern quadrant of the canton (south of the lake and east of the Arve river that flows northwest into the Rhône, joining it in the city) out towards the French side of the lake; it forms a Rough triangle between the towns of Cologny, Anières and Jussy; Entre Arve et Rhône (270 hectares/660 acres), on the western side of the city, including the areas of Lully, Veyrier, Soral and Laconnex The region also counts just over 120 hectares (300 acres) of vineyard officially in France but worked by Genevan viticulturists for decades. These vineyards, in what is called the "zone franche" ("Open zone"), are appended to the Geneva appellation. The Climate in Geneva is moderated significantly by the presence of the lake, which prevents summer temperatures from rising dramatically and slows the effects of frost and snow in winter.

The top white wines of Château de Valeyres

Food and wine pairings with a white wine of Château de Valeyres

How Château de Valeyres wines pair with each other generally quite well with dishes of pork, rich fish (salmon, tuna etc) or vegetarian such as recipes of cocotte chicken roulades, niçoise salad or quiche without pastry, courgette and blue cheese.

Organoleptic analysis of white wines of Château de Valeyres

In the mouth the white wine of Château de Valeyres. is a with a nice freshness.

The grape varieties most used in the white wines of Château de Valeyres.

  • Chardonnay
  • Chasselas
  • Pinot Blanc
  • Doral
  • Riesling
  • Sylvaner

Discover the grape variety: Gamaret

Gamaret noir is a grape variety that originated in Switzerland. It produces a variety of grape specially used for the elaboration of wine. It is rare to find this grape to eat on our tables. This variety of vine is characterized by medium-sized bunches, and grapes of medium size. Gamaret noir can be found in many vineyards: South-West, Cognac, Bordeaux, Loire Valley, Burgundy, Jura, Champagne, Beaujolais, Provence & Corsica, Rhone Valley, Savoie & Bugey, Languedoc & Roussillon.

The top pink wines of Château de Valeyres

Food and wine pairings with a pink wine of Château de Valeyres

How Château de Valeyres wines pair with each other generally quite well with dishes of veal, pork or game (deer, venison) such as recipes of confit of beef mice, rice with courgettes or rabbit provencale (mario style).

The grape varieties most used in the pink wines of Château de Valeyres.

  • Pinot Noir

The word of the wine: Tank

Made of concrete, stainless steel, enamelled steel or wood (now fashionable again), the vat is an indispensable tool during the entire winemaking process. It is also used to mature certain wines that do not need to go into barrel, or to preserve them.

Discover other wineries and winemakers neighboring the Château de Valeyres

Planning a wine route in the of Genève? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of wines similar to Château de Valeyres.

Discover the grape variety: Garanoir

Intraspecific cross between Gamay and Reichensteiner obtained in 1970 by André Jacquinet at the Agroscope Changins-Wädenswil research station (Switzerland). From this same crossbreed, Gamaret and Mara were also born.

News about Château de Valeyres and wines from the region

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DRC, rare 1874 Champagne lift Christie’s to record auction total

Christie’s said the bottle of Perrier-Jouët ‘Brut Millesimé’ from the ‘outstanding’ 1874 Champagne vintage sold for £42,875 ($56,981, €50,292), far outstripping its pre-sale high estimate of £15,000. The winning bidder will also get a VIP experience at Perrier-Jouët. It was part of a collection of rare vintages sourced directly from Maison Perrier-Jouët and 100% sold by Christie’s at a wider wine and spirits auction held in London on 2 and 3 December. While the 1874 bottle’s ap ...

The word of the wine: Tank

Made of concrete, stainless steel, enamelled steel or wood (now fashionable again), the vat is an indispensable tool during the entire winemaking process. It is also used to mature certain wines that do not need to go into barrel, or to preserve them.