Jan 20, 2023

Portrait of Catherine Cruchon, passionate winegrower

“Domaine Henri Cruchon” is one of the most renowned wine estates in Morges. Today, the family grows twenty different grape varieties on over one hundred parcels of land, each with its own terroir, microclimate and personality. More than half the grapes are organic, meaning they are grown in harmony with nature and are free from chemicals.

Catherine Cruchon is her family’s third generation of winegrowers and is proud to keep the tradition alive. “I started helping my father with the wine harvest at the age of eight,” she explains. “Back then, I knew already that I wanted to grow wine one day.” After training as a wine technologist, Catherine studied oenology. She then completed apprenticeships with businesses in the US, South Africa and Israel, a mind-opening experience where she could learn more about wine production.

“Our wines have their own character; they tell a story.”
Catherine Cruchon


Catherine has learned how to “read” the leaves and seeds of her Chasselas vines. A white seed means that the grapes are still unripe; a brown seed means that they will soon be ready for harvest. “In just a few weeks, we can begin to harvest the grapes,” she says.

“Every bottle we share with guests is special. They learn about the flavours of our various wines, the history behind the vines as well as the properties of the terroir. I love meeting people this way!”
Catherine Cruchon


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