Welcome to the Potterat’s at Cully

 

Behind a large carriage entrance at the heart of the village of Cully you will find our six centuries-old ancestral winemaker home. Here has been passed on for generations the love of vineyard and wine.

 

The stone masonry of the cellar houses the wine press and the casks, genuine witnesses to our history. In this authentic cellar, wine is patiently brought to maturity.

 

As of today, three Potterat – Jean-François, Jacques & Guillaume – watch over the domaine while perpetuating the family tradition.

Our Family

 

Starting in spring 2017, you will find this symbol on all of our labels and corks as well as on our packaging and publications.

 

Three families and two generations express themselves through this “P”.

 

The first circle around the “P” represents the family circle unified by a shared desire to work conscientiously and with respect for the environment.

 

The second circle, subdivided in three segments, symbolizes our own wine press, which has enabled us to softly press the grapes each year since 1881.

 

Lavaux

 

Lavaux is renowned for its vineyards plunging into Lake Geneva, interspersed with low stone walls and inscribed into UNESCO’s world heritage list.

 

«It’s the most beautiful cathedral you could ever come across…»

Jacques Potterat, Chronique Vigneronne, 1998

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It is among these illustrious terrace vineyards that our grape varieties grow. The vines are warmed up by the region’s “three suns”: the direct radiation of the Sun, its reflection straight from the lake’s water, and the heat stored within the rocks and released at night. This particularly favorable situation as well as the diversity of soils all contribute to the complex and diverse aromas of our wines.