Maison Viallet History
More than 50 years of History
lt all began in 1966 when Marcel and Yvonne Viallet, who had previously worked in a plant nursery, bought the ‘Clos Réservé’ vineyard in Apremont ( 10km from Chambery in the Savoie) and started looking after the 2.5 hectares of vines.
ln 1982, after a serious accident, Marcel Viallet handed over the reins to his eldest son, Pierre Viallet.
In 1984, after finishing his wine studies in Beaune, their second son, Philippe Viallet, joined the team. He quickly realised the potential of the savoy wine market and created Maison Philippe Viallet to sell Savoy Wines.
ln 1988, Philippe Viallet decided to launch a bottling and packing activity, called C.E.C.A.P., which allows us to control the packaging of all our wines.
He created a S.I.C.A., Société Intérêt Commun Agricole, named ‘Fruitière des Vignerons des Terroirs de Savoie’, which currently counts 71 winemakers who produce wine from the region’s many varietals: Apremont, Chignin, Bergeron, Mondeuse, Gamay as well as ‘vins de pays’ for a total of 300 hectares of vines.
LES CAVES DE LA MUYRE
ln 2005, our company purchased the company ‘Les Caves de la Muyre’ in the Jura region which marked a strategic turning point since it included the ‘Caves de la Muyre’ brand, a full range of Jura wines.
Les Fils de René Quénard
In 2008, Philippe Viallet bought a prestigious winery called ‘Les Fils de René Quenard’. This estate, which extends over 18 hectares, situated in Chignin, mainly produces the ‘Chignin Bergeron’ cru. Its best known brands are ‘La Bergeronnelle’, ‘La Cigale’ as well as the Chignin ‘La Maréchale’ and ‘La Montagne’.
Cave des Lices
Creation of the Provence activity in partnership with les Vignerons de Carces.
Distribution Château de l'Etoile
To complete his range of jura wines, Philippe Viallet took charge of distribution of Château de l’Etoile.
Distribution Michel Tissot wines
To complete his range of jura wines, Philippe Viallet took charge of distribution of Michel Tissot wines.
In 2015 our company purchased 6 hectares of the prestigious Château d’ Apremont.
Philippe Vialled has renovated an old farm to build its new office.
Sea and Mountains Vineyard
« Maison Philippe Viallet » in Savoie – Jura and « Les Vignerons d’Aghione » in Corsica join forces to develop their exports strategies together. SEA & MOUNTAIN VINEYARDS is in charge of export sales for these two companies. Thierry Lemoine has been recruited to lead this brand new structure.
DISTRIBUTION CAVES DE SEYSSEL
DISTRIBUTION GRANDE CAVE DE CRÉPY MERCIER
DISTRIBUTION CAVE DU CRUET
DISTRIBUTION DOMAINE VIVIER
In 2017 our company purchased the Domaine Bouvet