• Bonvin 1858

    The Maison Bonvin 1858 is the oldest wine producer in Valais.

  • Bonvin 1858

    The Maison Bonvin 1858 is the oldest wine producer in Valais.

  • Bonvin 1858

    The Maison Bonvin 1858 is the oldest wine producer in Valais.

  • Bonvin 1858

    The Maison Bonvin 1858 is the oldest wine producer in Valais.

  • Bonvin 1858

    The Maison Bonvin 1858 is the oldest wine producer in Valais.

  • 1858

    Foundation of the Cave Charles Bonvin

  • 1992

    Company foundation Celliers de Sion with Philippe Varone Vins

  • 2009

    The Maison Bonvin 1858 incorporates into the Rouvinez Family

  • 2014

    Cave Suisse of the Year

  • 2017

    Inauguration of the Celliers de Sion, the first oenoparc in Switzerland

History

The family name Bonvin has been present in Sion since 1450. The families arrived from a valley to the south of Domodossola to produce a number of dignitaries, lawyers, doctors, priests, officers, merchants and also a distinguished lineage of wine merchants who are of particular interest here.

The Maison Bonvin 1858 is the oldest wine producer in Valais. Although this first wine trader in Valais was officially founded in the middle of the 19th century (1858) before the railway had reached the Valais, its history reaches way back further. As early as 1806, the grandfather of the founder, Carolus Bonvin, travelled to the Bordeaux region to learn about the most recent existing cultivation methods and brought back some vines to introduce them to the Valais. In this way, Carolus and his descendants were pioneers in the business that nowadays represents the reputation of a whole Canton. At the international exhibitions in London in 1862 and Paris in 1867, the wines produced by Charles Bonvin won their first medals. The quest for highest quality remained the aim of the company: in 2014, Bonvin 1858 received the ultimate accolade “Cave Suisse de l’Année” (Swiss cave of the year) awarded by the Grand Prix du Vin Suisse.

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The founder of the Maison, Charles Bonvin, was committed to the enhancement of the diversity of the terroirs and of the authenticity of its wines. Important construction work allowed the transformation of steep vineyards into superb domaines. A prestigious vineyard heritage of 25 hectares was gradually and patiently established around Sion on the most beautiful terrains overlooking the Rhone valley plain: Brûlefer, Clos du Château, Château Conthey or Plan Loggier are but some of these exceptional domaines that gave their name to wines that had became legendary.

Rooted in the Valais terroirs for over 150 years, Maison Bonvin is a symbol of heroic viticulture that developed vineyards wonderfully set in the clouds and has never stopped since. The Oenopark of the Cellier de Sion, opened in 2017 in cooperation with the Maison Philippe Varone Vins, the first of its kind in the Valais, offers the degustation of wines, visits to the vineyards or gourmand hikes to various guérites (small huts).

Les Guérites

All along your hike route along the Bisse de Clavau (historic irrigation channel) you will have the opportunity to rest in our charming guérites. These ancient little houses served the wine-growers as huts to rest in or to store their winemaking equipment. Over the years, this heritage was transformed into veritable places of hospitality and catering. Each of them has its own personality and differs from the others by its wine, its cuisine and its architecture! There, we offer you produce from the terroir exclusively!

La Guérite Brûlefer

As a small magical stop along the Bisse de Clavau, the Guérite Brûlefer invites you to discover the wines of the Maison Charles Bonvin as well as the culinary products from the Valais region. In the shade of its two terraces overlooking the Château de Tourbillon, the visitor immerses in the heart of the terraced vineyards of Sion.

Come and feel the magic of the Guérite Brûlefer, one of the last places where time is unimportant…

  • Room for 24 persons inside
  • Terrace for 60 persons
  • Access by foot along the historic irrigation channel
  • Terrace open Thursday to Sunday between May and November

Les Mazots du Clos du Château

Formerly serving as shelter and storage space for our wine-producers, the Mazots du Clos du Château have been open to customers for some years. They offer an exceptional and private area of hospitality to taste and buy the wines of the Domaine in their place of production. Nestled in the vineyard, the terrace touches the sky and offers breathtaking views of the Château de Tourbillon and the snow-covered peaks of the Val d’Hérens.

  • Room for 24 persons inside
  • 1 shady terrace for 40 persons
  • Access by car
  • Open only by reservation for 20 or more persons
  • Coach parking at the Eglise de Champlan

Contact us

Les Celliers de Sion

Route d’Italie 9, 1950 Sion
Phone +41 (0) 27 205 65 24
@ degustation(at)celliers.ch

7 / 7  10:00 – 20:00

Les Mazots du clos du Château

Rue du Mont 100, 1971 Champlan (Grimisuat)
Phone +41 (0) 79 246 56 59

Open only by reservation for 20 or more persons

Guérite Brûlefer

Rte de la Cotzette Bisse de Clavau Rue du Coteau, 1950 Sion
Phone +41 (0) 79 246 56 59

Terrace open Thursday to Sunday between May and November

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