Presentation of the estate

Le Domaine d'Aucrêt in Cully

Passion for the land and the wine…

Above Cully, at the heart of the vineyards of the Lavaux (classed as a UNESCO world heritage site), is where we share with you our passion for fruit and the vine in our estate that is packed with history, and where the expertise has been handed down from father to son for more than four centuries.

In the 12th century, the Domaine d’Aucrêt belonged to the Cistercian Abbey in Aucrêt near Palézieux.

The «landing of the monks» led to the creation of a large part of the vineyards of the Lavaux and Dézaley.

In 1575, the Abbey issued a deed of freedom in favour of Nycolas Blanche.

Since that time generation after generation have worked to harvest the finest grapes and finest fruit for our wine cellar and distillery in Aucrêt.

With a view of the lake, which serves as a backdrop to the Alps, we cultivate 10 hectares of vines and 4,5 hectares of fruit trees with great respect and enthusiasm.

We work by applying the principles of integrated production (PI) with the VITISWISS certificate, which guarantee thoughtful cultivation techniques that respect the environment.

Our vineyard is divided into several plots spread across a number of appellations, ranging from Aigle to Lutry, and including Epesses, Calamin, Villette and St-Saphorin.

This diversity allows us to let you taste a variety of around twenty high quality Swiss wines, offering a wide range of chasselas as well as numerous red and rosé specialities, and also dessert wine and sparkling wine.

A considerable number of our wines have been awarded Lauriers d’Or Terravin and have received medals and accolades in Swiss and international competitions.

Our orchards extend around the estate and overlook Lake Geneva.

We endeavour to extract all the flavour and character from a selection of our finest fruit, sublimate it, then finally confine it in bottles.

They guarantee the quality of our white brandies.

Our reception room is entirely at your disposal with a terrace and an unobstructed view of the lake.

It is fully equipped (professional kitchen, overhead projector, TV, audio, video and music) and will fulfill your expectations in terms of your seminars, wedding receptions, birthdays/anniversaries, and receptions, etc.

To satisfy your culinary requirements, we work together with several caterers in the region, who each create their own world, ranging from gourmet menus to traditional meals, using our local products.

Visits of our wine cellar and distillery are also offered with guided wine tasting accompanied by snacks.

Our team welcomes you to this dream panorama to discover our wines, visit our reception room or take advantage of our discovery trail.

Do not hesitate to make an appointment or contact us for more information.

We will be delighted to assist you.


Team Aucrêt.