Ideally located on the “balcony of Lavaux”, the Francey wine estate overlooks the terraced vineyards that are part of the UNESCO World Heritage. The estate’s eight wines deserve much interest, even if it were only for the communicative enthusiasm of the owners, Christophe and Diana Francey.
When Christophe Francey took over the estate from his grandfather in 2001, he added his name to a long family history that started in 1384. The venerable age of the estate adds even more respect for his versatile profession whose secrets he likes disclose to visitors. He welcomes his guests with great care, either in the beautiful, vaulted cellar or the conservatory that offers a splendid panoramic view on part of the grounds of the seven-acre estate. The communicative passion of Christophe Francey and his wife Diana is one of the reasons why they joined the network of establishments certified by Vaud Œnotourisme.
Apart from the welcoming and beautiful site, visitors obviously come here for the quality of the wines that regularly receive awards and medals. Lavaux’s king grape, Chasselas, is the focus and highlighted by various terroirs. Sweet Doral, a unique and surprising wine, as well as “Métis blanc”, a slightly sweet Chardonnay, delight fans of rarities.
Capacity: 30 people standing, 26 to 30 people sitting
Some parking spaces available at the cellar; other spaces nearby
Accessible by wheelchair, except the conservatory