Apr 12, 2022

Desalpes – The living wines festival

Discover the 2nd edition of the DESALPES event that brings together the best Alpine natural winegrowers.

For the 2nd edition of the living wines festival, taste prestigious wines in the magnificent setting of the Auberge de l’Abbaye de Montheron. Chef Rafael Rodriguez (16/20 Gault&Millau guide, Michelin Green Star) will prepare a mouth-watering menu inspired by the wines. During the day, there will be conferences, local specialities to be sampled and, in the evening, a DJ.

For the first time, Jura winegrowers from South Revermont and Arbois will present their deep wines, respectful of the environment.



20 prestigious winemakers will be present and will share their passion and know-how. You will find below the list of those who have already confirmed their presence, other great names will follow and will be communicated on the website of the event and on social media.

  • Château Rochefort, Vaud
  • Jean-Christophe Piccard, Vaud
  • Domaine de la Colombe, Vaud
  • Domaine Cruchon, Vaud
  • Fabien Vallelian, Vaud
  • Domaine Cherouche, Valais
  • Brasserie du Chien Bleu, Genève (BIÈRES)
  • Axel Caubet, Genève
  • Jacques Perritaz, Fribourg (CIDRES)
  • Corentin Houillon, Savoie
  • Marie et Florian Curtet, Savoie
  • Gut Oggau, Burgenland
  • Fabio Gea, Piémont
  • Ferdinando Principiano, Piémont
  • Chinati Vergano, Piémont (VERMOUTHS et CHINATI)
  • Cascina Roccalini, Paolo Veglio, Piémont

On the programme

11am-5pm Fair with 20 natural winemakers

12pm & 7pm Meals at the Inn (menu inspired by living wines)

2-6pm Lectures / workshops
– Culinary and gastronomic heritage of the Alps with Dominik Flammer and the Slow Food community of Sarrayer in Valais
– Cultivation and vinification of natural wines by Alexandre Grandjean (UNIL) and Enrico Antonioli (Lausanne wines)
– Honeys from the Alps by Dominik Flammer
– Ecological transition

18h-24h Party / DJ / local products


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