Fine Swiss Wines From Vaud
Generations of passion
The history of J.& P. Testuz seems as old as that of Swiss wines. The Testuz family settled in the Dézaley vineyard in 1538. Three centuries later, Louis Gerber-Testuz and his nephew Charles Testuz created the first family wine business.
Subsequently, Jean and Pierre Testuz inherited a good tool, but their personal commitment will transform the chapel into a cathedral. Under their reign, considerable investments will give the company new dimensions. They have continued to expand the wine-growing heritage of the house by buying plots, thus allowing them to present a range of wines that reflects the entire Vaud vineyard.
Our vineyard extends to the four corners of the canton of Vaud. In the Testuz family, generations of happy heirs to great vineyards in Lavaux have continued to expand the wine-growing heritage by buying plots in Dézaley, St-Saphorin, Grandvaux, Villette, Aigle and Yvorne, as well as Clos Abbesses at Denges. In addition, the exclusivity of renowned estates, such as the Château d’Hauteville in St-Légier, the Château de Lonay, the Domaine de la Doges in La Tour-de-Peilz and the Domaine de Montauban in Grandson has been granted to Jean and Pierre Testuz. Considerable, the global investment in wine properties reveals the sense of perennial values and the attachment to our terroirs which have always animated the managers of Testuz.
Our team is made up of passionate specialists who share a common goal of constantly seeking quality. The vine is worked according to the cultivation method called “integrated production” which respects the environment and gives a decisive role to the work of the winegrower
1538 – The history of Jean & Pierre Testuz seems as old as that of Swiss wines. It was in 1538 that the Testuz family settled in the Dézaley vineyard. Then, from father to son, each generation brought a new line of winegrowers.
1845 – Three centuries later, when Louis Gerber-Testuz and his nephew Charles Testuz created the first family wine business, they certainly had no idea that the company would take such a boom.
1868 – Purchase of the first filter in Germany by Charles Testuz. This purchase is not anecdotal because it marks a turning point in the way of producing wine which until then was consumed old (maderized) so that it is clear. Charles was thus able to bottle his wine. However, this meant that he had to look for new markets for his wines, which are now of high quality. This is how a few years later he will sell his wine in bottles for the first time in prestigious hotels.