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.
In 1998 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.
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’.
In 2017 our company purchased the Domaine Bouvet.