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Serreaux-Dessus estate lies on the Côte Vaudoise within the
Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée (AOC) of Luins. A
single parcel of 13,5 hectares – 8,5 ha of vines and 5 ha of woods
and meadows (or a little over 33 acres all told) – it
enjoys a breathtaking panorama of Lake Geneva. Crowning
the slope above the vines the woods afford shelter when
the bise blows. An average vineyard altitude of 550 m is
reflected in the character of our wines for which restricted
production ensures optimum maturity.
vine grower Andr é Monnard has cultivated these vines
for more than 40 years. With a ready ear for new techniques, he was
one of the first to adopt the practice of Integrated Production of
Wine (IPW). In 1981, Antoine Nicolas joined him. As an engineer and
oenologist trained both in Changins and in Piedmont, he takes care
of the wine making process at the estate.
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Serreaux was a village in its own right until the beginning of the 17th century when it was adjudged part of Begnins. The Sturler family, once the seigneurs or feudal lords of Serreaux, even had a private chapel in Begnins’s parish church. As for Serreaux itself, a map of 1786 shows that the estate then was just as it is now. In 1908 a master chimneysweep and roofer, Emile Matringe from Rolle, bought Serreaux. It remains in the possession of his descendants to this day.
This way for a little more history (pdf - in French)