Château de Rochefort

Regional Winner - Architecture and Landscapes - Lausanne | Switzerland

~~Château Rochefort is more than a guesthouse or a table d’hôte serving local products…

It’s a special place, a witness of ancient times that uses its outbuildings on an exceptional vineyard. Farmed using biodynamic methods, it produces Great Vintages that can be sampled on the premises.

ON LA CÔTE, AN ESTATE IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF LAUSANNE…

At the heart of Allaman, a picturesque village in La Côte, Château Rochefort serenely watches over its estate’s four hectares of vines.

Today the municipality of Lausanne manages and develops the vineyard.

A HISTORY DATING ALL THE WAY BACK TO THE MIDDLE AGES

Made up of several historic buildings, the chateau dates back to the 14th century. But you have to go back to the 15th century to find the origin of the chateau’s name, when it was under the control of the Menthon, Lords of Rochefort in Savoie.

Although it takes the name of Rochefort the estate doesn’t stay in the hands of this family for very long. A number of owners succeeded one another as head of the estate from the 16th century onwards.

Finally Antoine Albert and Anne-Louise-Georgette Recordon, having no descendants, bequeathed it to the Bourse des Pauvres (association to help the poor) of the municipality of Lausanne in 1838.

A DISTINCTIVE APPELLATION

It was in 1983 that the land registry designation “Château Rochefort” was made official for the estate’s vintages. Before, they simply bore the word “Allaman”.

How to Get There

Address:
Château de Rochefort
Place de l'Eglise 1
1165 Allaman
Switzerland
Phone:
+41 79 628 36 83
GPS:
46.470613, 6.3956

Additional Information

Opening Hours:
Afternoon
Opening Days:
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturday mornings
Months Closed:
Languages Spoken:
English, French, German
Guided Tours:
Free
Wine Tasting Provided:
Yes
Groups Accepted:
Yes
Appointments Necessary:
Groups Yes
Wine Information Center:
Wine / Gift Shop:
Yes
Disabled Facilities:
Food Facilities:
No
Accommodation:
Guest accommodation
Conference Facilities:
Yes
Special Events Facilities:
Yes