The Domaine des Graves in Genève

The winery offers 15 different wines
Its wines get an average rating of 3.8.
It is ranked in the top 191 of the estates of Genève.
It is located in Genève

The Domaine des Graves is one of the best wineries to follow in Genève.. It offers 15 wines for sale in of Genève to come and discover on site or to buy online.

Top Domaine des Graves wines

Looking for the best Domaine des Graves wines in Genève among all the wines in the region? Check out our tops of the best red, white or effervescent Domaine des Graves 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 Domaine des Graves wines with technical and enological descriptions.

The top white wines of Domaine des Graves

Food and wine pairings with a white wine of Domaine des Graves

How Domaine des Graves wines pair with each other generally quite well with dishes of pasta, vegetarian or poultry such as recipes of pasticcio (greece), light tuna-tomato quiche (without cream) or fried squid.

The grape varieties most used in the white wines of Domaine des Graves.

  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Pinot Gris
  • Pinot Blanc

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 red wines of Domaine des Graves

Food and wine pairings with a red wine of Domaine des Graves

How Domaine des Graves wines pair with each other generally quite well with dishes of beef, pasta or veal such as recipes of meat and pine nut puffs, bean soup and spaghetti (traditional andalusian dish) or slow-cooked veal roast.

The grape varieties most used in the red wines of Domaine des Graves.

  • Gamaret
  • Shiraz/Syrah

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 Domaine des Graves

Food and wine pairings with a pink wine of Domaine des Graves

How Domaine des Graves wines pair with each other generally quite well with dishes of pasta, vegetarian or appetizers and snacks such as recipes of u stufatu, quiche with leeks and fresh salmon from flo or hummus.

The grape varieties most used in the pink wines of Domaine des Graves.

  • Pinot Noir

The word of the wine: Cinsault

Cinsault is a southern black grape variety that can be found in the blends of most Mediterranean appellations, but most often as an accessory grape variety. It is undoubtedly most present in certain rosé wines (in Corbières, Côtes-de-Provence, etc.): it gives these wines highly appreciated aromas of strawberry, peach and raspberry. In vin de pays (IGP), it is often vinified on its own, usually as a rosé.

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Discover the grape variety: Pinot blanc

Pinot Blanc is a grape variety that originated in Burgundy, mutated from Pinot Gris. Today, it is grown in Alsace where it is called klevner when blended with auxerrois. The continental climate, with its cold winters and hot summers, is particularly suited to pinot blanc. It is resistant to frost in winter and in summer, the roots draw the minerals it needs from the warm soil. Its bunches are made up of small berries with thick skins and melting pulp that produce fruity, spicy wines, balanced between acidity and alcohol. pinot blanc is also used for crémants and sparkling wines. Pinot Blanc is also used for Crémant and sparkling wines. It is widely grown in Italy, where it covers almost 7,000 hectares, and is also found in Germany, Austria, Canada and South Africa.

News about Domaine des Graves and wines from the region

Château Angélus: producer profile

Moneypenny, James Bond, Q. Not a bad trio for your wine to share the screen with in its latest cameo. I’ll try not to give too many spoilers if you haven’t yet seen No Time To Die, but I don’t think it gives too much away to say that Bond can’t resist swiping two generous glasses of Château Angélus (2005, although you don’t see the vintage on screen) for himself and Moneypenny from a bottle that Q had carefully opened for his date later that night. This is the third Bond film in which Angélus ha ...

WSET returns to mainland China

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) has received official approval from the Chinese government to resume its operation in mainland China following a year of suspended business activities at the end of January 2021. WSET has appointed Willa Yang as chief representative to head up its operations in China. Yang previously held leadership roles at Wine Australia’s China office and the Australian Trade Commission. In addition, supporting its return to business in mainland China, WSET announc ...

The Saint-Véran appellation seen by Kevin Tessieux

Kévin Tessieux, President of the appellation’s winegrower union, shares his perspective on the Saint-Véran appellation and tell us about the origin of its name. This video is taken from the “Rendez-vous avec les vins de Bourgogne” program broadcasted in June 2021. Retrouvez-nous sur les réseaux sociaux : Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/VinsdeBourgogneofficiel Twitter : https://twitter.com/VinsdeBourgogne​​​ Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/vinsdebourgogne/ LinkedIn: https://www.li ...

The word of the wine: Cinsault

Cinsault is a southern black grape variety that can be found in the blends of most Mediterranean appellations, but most often as an accessory grape variety. It is undoubtedly most present in certain rosé wines (in Corbières, Côtes-de-Provence, etc.): it gives these wines highly appreciated aromas of strawberry, peach and raspberry. In vin de pays (IGP), it is often vinified on its own, usually as a rosé.