The Maison Rouge cellar
Maison Rouge is wines of character made by a close-knit, motivated team working in various areas: vineyards, cellars, administration and sales. We only cellar our own production from our 18 hectares between Sierre and Leytron.
Our philosophy can be summed up in 4 words: authenticity, finesse, homage and sharing.
Authenticity of the grape varieties
For each grape variety, we select the plot with the most suitable terroir and microclimate. This work is continued in the cellar to recreate the specific characteristics of each variety. This quest for authenticity is the pride of our winery.
The vinification process is finely adapted to each wine: length of vatting, fermentation temperature and choice of barrels. Everything is done to bring out the elegance and beauty of our wines, even if it means taking care of them for 8 to 10 years (ageing wines matured in oak barrels). The result is a wide range of wines of the highest quality, with solid, full-bodied character that will delight your taste buds.
A tribute to the Valais region
Both a nod to the land and the history of the canton, our wines bear names taken from the Valais dialect. Matured on the sun-drenched rocky slopes of Bâtassé and Molignon, these creations pay homage to the builders of these terraced vineyards supported by imposing dry stone walls. And to mark these unique works of art, we've stamped them with the seal of an anonymous stonemason, the builder of a cathedral. Wine in Valais.
Sharing a passion
Maison rouge is also a training company. Its vocation is to pass on and share knowledge and passion for wine to a number of apprentices placed under its responsibility. These young people are given responsibilities. They have the opportunity to enjoy enriching experiences and to create their own wine.
The Valais wine region: exceptional vineyards and vintages
An ancestral wine culture
Winegrowing and the Valais go back thousands of years. Grape seeds dating back to the Iron Age (800-500 BC) have been discovered in the Upper Valais, near Brig.
However, researchers believe that winegrowing, in the true sense of the word, took root in the region in Roman times. We know from a ceramic bottle found in a Celtic tomb near Sembrancher that the people of the Valais used to offer wine to the dead 150 years BC. We can deduce from this that they also drank wine during their lifetime. Recent excavations have also confirmed the presence of organised vineyards in the 12th century.
An extraordinary wealth of wines
Today, this history between man and Valais vines continues. The Valais wine region covers 4,842 hectares. It is characterised by an extraordinary variety of micro-climates, indigenous grape varieties and aromas that the winegrowers create.
As for the whites: Petite Arvine is the star. Humagne blanche, Amigne and rarer varieties such as Rèze and Lafnetscha also make up the richness of the Valais terroir. Not forgetting the great local and international classics such as Chasselas (known as Fendant), Rhin, Sylvaner (known as Johannisberg), Savagnin blanc (known as Païen or Heida) and Marsanne (known as Ermitage).
As for the reds: Cornalin and Humagne rouge are the most famous regional grape varieties. They are complemented by Pinot noir, Gamay, Syrah and Merlot.
Like an artist, the Maison Rouge cellar plays with the great diversity of the region's soils and climates to produce vintages that reveal the full typicity of the canton of Valais.
Wines that tell the story of the Valaisan heritage and invite themselves onto our tables for moments of sharing and discovery. Discovery because the expressions of these local wines are infinite and are never the same from one vintage to the next.
Maison Rouge sponsors your events
We are proud to support culture, sport and leisure activities
Irréversible Open Air Festival
Maison Rouge is committed to music and artists by supporting the Irréversible Open Air Festival in Monthey. This contemporary music festival welcomes up to 2,500 people every May. The artists come from the Valais, Switzerland and abroad.
Until 2018, we supported Jumping Sion and its equestrian competitions, which demand elegance and precision from horses and riders alike. Two strong values for our company.
Maison Rouge encourages young people in their passions and helps them achieve their goals, like Lucie Moreillon, national pony dressage A frame 2018.
Since 2018, we have been contributing to the integration and development of young people in the Valais through sport by supporting FC Conthey. The values of football, such as solidarity, team spirit and openness to the world, are also those of our company.
Jonathan Hirschi - Rallye International Valais
In 2015, we took to the roads alongside Swiss driver Jonathan Hirschi for the Rallye International du Valais. It was a human adventure that will live long in the memory.
SPAS - Seaplane Pilots Association Switzerland
CAVE DU MOURY
Surrounded by imposing peaks, the vineyards of the Moury winery are deeply marked by rock. Rocks that form the setting from which the roots of the vines draw the strength and finesse found in bottles of Moury wine.
Inspired by the best the Valais has to offer, Isovin's isothermal jars are handcrafted, combining tradition and modernity. They are made from beech wood, which has insulating properties that keep bottles cool. A natural, eco-friendly object with a sophisticated look that will look great on your table and be part of your best social moments
Oouliri is a Valais oil mill specialising in the production of top-quality oils made from regional ingredients. The seeds that form the raw material for our oils are produced and pressed in the region, favouring short circuits to minimise environmental impact and contribute to the local economy.