In 2011 we tasted the first wines of Cabernet Blanc from German vineyards and were immediately convinced of the quality.
THE VISION WAS QUICKLY BORN
In Valais, otherwise known for its intensive cultivation, we want to develop an ecological alternative at least equal to traditional wines.
In addition to the well-known problem of plant protection, there is also the danger in Valais that traditional steep slopes will be abandoned more and more because of the high maintenance and cultivation costs, and that viticulture will concentrate only on sites that are easier to cultivate.
With our project, we also want to give a future to sustainable viticulture in the steep slopes, which have been planted with vines for centuries, with top quality wines.
2022 - JULY
The 2021 vintage - our Shot No 05 - is bottled and awaiting labelling.
Despite the very difficult year due to the weather, we have a vintage that is very high in both quantity and quality.
2021 - DECEMBER
After 2 1/2 years in steel tanks and another 2 1/2 years of bottle fermentation, our first sparkling wine was dégorged in September 2021 and will be available from December 2021.
2021 - August
Shot No 04 - after a long maturing period, our 4th vintage is now ready for sale and, of course, enjoyment.
2020 - July
After a comprehensive tasting by the Vinum team, Shot No 03 made it into the guide "The Route 66 of the best organic wines". We are very happy about this and of course a bit proud.
2020 - January
The Shot No 04 is ready in the steel tank for our first tasting. Once again we are thrilled by the skill of Nicolas Zufferey, as this vintage will be top again. However, we will allow him some more time until bottling
2019 - August
Bio-Suisse Certified (without conversion) from vintage 2019, that is our Shot No 04
2019 - June
Swiss organic wine award 2019 - we achieve the 2nd rank in our category white wine PIWI (fungus resistant).
2019 - June
The native bushes planted by "Vogelwarte Sempach" team in April 2019 are showing their first blossoms and are thus helping to promote biodiversity (more information see "Biodiversity" and "News/Promotions").
2019 - May
The third shot is bottled and available.
Ideal balance between acidity and residual sugar, yellow, exotic fruits and a very long finish.
For the first time also in a quantity which should cover the high demand.
2018 - September
The harvest has arrived and it promises to be a very good vintage in terms of quality.
2018 - May
The Shot No 02 is available but in a few quantity.
The first vintage with Bio-Suisse "conversion".
A beautiful vintage with good acidity and expressive aroma.
2017 - November
Bio Suisse certified
2017 - August
Early harvest in early September and less yield than in 2016 due to difficult conditions in spring (frost).
Our first vintage Shot No 01 is vinified by Nicolas Zufferey and we go on the market
(wine description see wines/prices/conditions).
The first harvest takes place, but we do not commercialize it.
We graft a younger plant from Fendant to Cabernet Blanc.
95% of the vines sprout with the new variety!
A second "wave" followed, including replanting of the young plants damaged by the large amounts of snow at the end of 2012.
The first plants are planted in part of the freshly terraced vineyard.
We purchase a vineyard, remove the old Pinot Noir vines and terraced the area.