In 1989, Verena and her husband discovered a wine estate in a sorry state after years of neglect and set out to restore it to glory.
Inspired by a passion for wine making inherited from her grandfather, Verena put together a skilled and eager team to help her bring new life to this venerable estate. Each vine had to be replanted and a winery had to be built, together with a barrel cellar and a wine storage cellar. Restoring the estate required extensive rebuilding, determination, patience and courage.
Between 1993 and 1999, Verena brought a variety of grape varieties to the estate, replanting 2.93 ha of Cabernet Sauvignon, 1.28 ha of Merlot, 3.8 ha of Viognier and 1.2 ha of Petit Verdot. She also introduced two celebrated Languedoc varieties, thus adding Roussane and Lledoner Pelut to the mix. Nowadays, exactly 13,80 hectares of vines are cultivated there.
Perched on the hills, the estate offers visitors breathtaking views over the plains stretching to the Mediterranean, just 30 km away. The gentle south-facing slopes play a key role in ensuring that grapes ripen evenly to full maturity.
Excellent climate conditions and healthy soil nurtured by organic grape-growing methods… our recipe for producing wines naturally without any need for additional manipulation.
Since the death of her husband Jean-Pierre Wyss in June 2013, Verena has managed the estate alone, ably supported by her régisseur and long-time friend Patrick GOMA.