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Marie-Therese Chappaz - Weingut Kiss

Marie-Therese Chappaz - Weingut Kiss

Marie-Therese Chappaz' fantastic wines
There are three Weingut Kiss in the same town, which means we got lost on our first visit. But this visit turned into one of the best days of my 2016, and our visit this year one of the best in 2018, so it was worth the initial confusion.

The winery was started by Georg Kiss (pronounced "Kisch") in 1837 - a wine cellar of 20 square meters!

Today Rudolf and Verena are the sixth generation, cultivating 10 hectares, many of them reclaimed and made into vineyards by hard work, removing thousands of tons of stone out.

The result is fantastic wine made by the loveliest people - what could be better?

Marie-Thérèse Chappaz is not only the most famous woman winegrower in Switzerland she is also a very endearing, simple and genuine woman. Now a star in her own country and the must have swiss winemaker in France but practically unknown elsewhere.

Marie-Thérèse grows 14 hectares of vineyard at an altitude of between 400 and 800 metres, which are divided and spread over several villages - Fully and also Martigny, Charrat, Leytron, Saillon and Chamoson.

The majority of vineyards are cultivated in terraces supported by hand-built dry stone walls according to the centuries old tradition in the Valais. You can wander freely through the spectacular landscapes by taking the beaten pathways that join the different villages.

Since 1999 Marie-Thérèse Chappaz has opted for biodynamic agriculture. To say she was misunderstood at first is putting it mildly. But in between the wines have spoken, as have the wineyards, and those who looked down on the "little woman, what could she know" have learned otherwise.

“For me producing wines is not about making the best drink possible, by any means possible. Wine is something magical when it tells the story of a land, a terrain, a climate, a grape variety, in other words when it has an identity!”

I've been buying them for myself for years but not able to snatch enough quantity for Alpine Wines. But now, we have!

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  • Neuburger Leithaberg DAC Weingut Kiss

    long maceration orange wine, aromatic and delicious
  • Blaufränkisch Leithaberg DAC Weingut Kiss

    Perfect Now
  • Fendant President Troillet Marie-Therese Chappaz

    The most famous Fendant of Marie Therese's range - possibly the first of her wines I knew
  • Grain Ermitage Marie-Therese Chappaz

    My special favourite in Marie-Therese Chappaz's range. Stunning year on year
  • Grain Nature Marie-Therese Chappaz

    This is supremely elegant natural wine
  • Dole La Liaudisaz Marie-Therese Chappaz

    A gorgeous concentrated Dole, without being too serious
  • Grain Noble Arvine Marie-Therese Chappaz

    Legendary sweet wine
  • Grain Noir Marie-Therese Chappaz

    Cabernet and Merlot in Alpine purity

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  • Each wine will bring something distinctive to your table.
  • Even the rarities are chosen for your drinking pleasure first.
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