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Home > Wines of Switzerland > Association Viticole D'yvorne

Association Viticole D'yvorne

 



Association Viticole D'yvorneThe Association of Yvorne Winemakers (AVY) is a cooperative of 8 winemakers founded in 1902. Today it pays 10 persons all year round. The association comprises of a 7 persons committee (1 president and 6 members). These persons work hard in running the company, which is headed by a director and an oenologist. Consisting of 160 hectares of vines, Yvorne is the leading winemaking commune in Vaud. Yvorne wines are characterized with its specific character forged by the limestone and alluvion soil. Widely liked for lively, nervous and vigorous natures global travelers are highly liked the wine producing from the commune.

At present 120 winegrowers represent the company who, in the autumn, deliver the harvest of their vines. These yields characterize a cellarage of 55 hectares of the 160 hectares that comes under the Yvorne designation. The Association of Yvorne cellars cover a total of 47 hectares of Chasselas (86 %) and 8 hectares (14 %) of red grape assortments (Pinot noir, Gamay, Gamaret, and Garanoir)

Yvorne is located 40 km from Lausanne, in the direction of Valais in the Canton of Vaud. A village in the Vaud Chablais with a population of a little over 1000 inhabitants is consists of 160 hectares of vines.  A microclimate and a spectacularly sheltered exposure make the Yvorne an ideal wine producing region, in particular for the Chasselas variety.

 


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