For most time of history, the slopes of Lavaux were unusable for humans due to its steepness. Only in the 12th century, after the tireless work of monks, terraces were built – stone by stone, creating the first platforms to plant grapes.
Now considered a site of universal value, Lavaux has been elevated to the status of world heritage by UNESCO.
Surrounded by three suns, namely the direct sunlight from above, its reflection from the Lake of Geneva and the stone walls on its back, the region of Lavaux benefits from an extraordinary climate.
Maxime Dizerens, a 5th generation winemaker, brings a fresh approach to Lavaux’s wine culture. In the otherwise Chasselas dominated region, Dizerens focuses on a selection of untraditional grapes.
With an eye for innovation, he truly represents the modernization within the UNESCO landscape and perfectly fits our vision of changing the status-quo of today's wine culture.
As far as we go back in history and explore the memory of the region, the Chappuis family of Arc-En-Vins have always had wine in their blood. In fact, with nearly 700 years of wine making history, the family’s savoir-faire fulfils the highest standards of wine craftsmanship.
With their production facility in Chexbres, Chappuis is our proud mastermind behind the VIKARUS vinification.