A family estate, Pierre-Yves Kursner represents the third generation to continue the history of this family of Féchy winegrowers. In 2019, the Domaine reconsiders its ambitions and decides to join forces with Cave de La Côte.
The wines of Domaine Kursner are the proud emissaries of the classified Féchy terroir, a veritable mosaic of parcels. The development of the vineyard’s localities is a guarantee of authenticity and quality.
Rodrigo Banto, chief oenologist at Cave de La Côte, now advises the vinification of the wines in close collaboration with Pierre-Yves Kursner. The synergy of the teams has enabled them to be elected Swiss Cellar of the Year in 2021.
Winemaker: Pierre-Yves Kursner
Surface: 12 hectares of which 0.5 hectare is dedicated to the Premier Grand Cru
Château La Bâtie
Château La Bâtie is a true regional heritage site located on the heights of Vinzel. It dates back to the 13th century and has seen many owners. From the end of the 17th century onwards, the estate has been linked to one and the same family. Six generations of women have succeeded each other at the head of the estate, a fact rare enough to be noted.
In 2002, the owners of Château de La Bâtie, seeking to make their wine known, approached the Cave de La Côte for support. With the moraine soil, perfectly suited to the Chasselas grape variety, the current winemaker produces two remarkable wines: a Grand Cru and a Premier Grand Cru.
Winemaker: Simon Gay
Owner : Eric et Laura de Cormis-Chiesa
Surface: 10 hectares of which 0.7 hectare is dedicated to the Premier Grand Cru
Château de Malessert
The Château de Malessert, a historical jewel of Swiss heritage, dates from the 10th century. In keeping with its Alsatian and epicurean history, the Sother family, who have owned the property since 2020, wish to revitalise this cultural and winegrowing heritage.
Surrounded by a 15-hectare vineyard planted on slopes and bordering Lake Geneva with a southern exposure and soils made up of loose rock, mainly glacial deposits, it is one of the rare “Premier Grand Cru” of Féchy, registered as such since 2011. Château de Malessert produces two wines: a Grand Cru and a Premier Grand Cru, both of which enjoy the La Côte Féchy appellation.
Winemaker: Sother Family
Surface area: 15 hectares of which 1 hectare is dedicated to the Premier Grand Cru
Perched on a hill overlooking Morges and Lake Geneva, the Château d’Echichens is an impressive estate consisting of two Châteaux and outbuildings dating from the 18th century.
It is located in the commune of Echichens in the La Côte appellation contrôlée area.
Winemaker: Duruz family
Surface: 9 hectares
The origins of the Château d’Es-Bons probably date back to the 13th century, when it was a convent of Franciscan monks.
Since 1927, the Streit family has been looking after the vineyard under the Swiss organic label, allowing a great biological diversity to be maintained. The vineyard is located to the north of the Château and faces south, on a medium slope moraine with a medium-heavy, relatively calcareous soil.
Winemaker: Streit family
Surface: 5.5 hectares
Château de Coinsins
Hidden by vegetation, the Château de Coinsins dates back to the 18th century. It is located above Nyon in the La Côte appellation d’origine contrôlée area, on the shores of Lake Geneva.
Since its construction, a number of owners have succeeded one another. There is a funny legend about the orientation of the main façade of the building: it faces the road, with its back to Lake Geneva and Mont Blanc.
Winemaker: Wahlen family
Surface: 6.2 hectares