Who hasn't heard of the "Lizard" wines? Aigle les Murailles is probably Switzerland's best-known wine, and Badoux is causing a furore with a whole range of other newly created, high quality wines.
The tradition-rich winery in Aigle (Chablais) was established in 1908 by the Badoux family and is now part of the Obrist Group. The venerable estate is managed by Kurt Egli, while oenologist Daniel Dufaux is in charge of vinification. The Badoux winery owns around 55 hectares of vines, but presses grapes from over 100 hectares in total. Since Daniel Dufaux took over responsibility for the cellar, various innovative wines have been produced. These include an intensely powerful Merlot and a single-varietal Malbec from Lavaux, while Viognier d'Aigle is also a hit with its fruity charm.
The winery's two flagship wines are the famous "Aigle les Murailles" Chasselas and its red counterpart, Pinot noir "Le Lézard Rouge."