The name Domaine du Paradis says it all: the abundance of varieties cultivated here is heavenly. As well as typical Swiss vines such as Chasselas and Gamay, the Rhône varieties Grenache and Viognier also thrive in the vineyards not far from Lake Geneva. Even the Californian Zinfandel has found a home here. Whether the grapes are red or white: the vineyards of the Domaine du Paradis winemakers offer everything you could wish for.
The success story of Domaine du Paradis
This is the duo behind the success of Domaine du Paradis: owner Roger Burgdorfer and experienced oenologist Didier Cornut. Their fine wines have enriched the wine scene in the Canton of Geneva since 1983. The first vintages were produced in the cellars of their vintner friends in Peissy, but success was just around the corner. 1987 was the year they produced their first vintage in their own winery, Domaine du Paradis, and marked the start of a remarkable career. The team soon began to grow, with new partners joining in the early 1990s, and together they began continuously expanding their range.
As a result of increasing demand for their wines, they have continuously expanded the vineyard area they cultivate to a current 44 hectares, and opened a second wine cellar.
Comprehensive range at the Domaine du Paradis winery
The Domaine du Paradis winery is located in the centre of the Geneva wine region, in Satigny. The largest Swiss winegrowing community on the right bank of the Rhône has excellent chalky soils rich in clay content. Particularly special are the molasse sediment layers on the foothills of the Jura mountain range, which give the wines produced there a unique aroma. The climate also helps create the perfect terrain for the Domaine du Paradis vintners: the grapes ripen wonderfully in the sunny location and the mild lakeside conditions. The terroir is ideal for many grape varieties, giving cellar masters plenty of scope for oenological experiments. Domaine du Paradis bottles over 20 types of wine every year, including typical Genevan crus (Chasselas,Gamay and Pinot blanc) and spectacular new creations.Particular favourites of the vintners are Rhône varieties such as Viognier, Syrah and even Grenache, and they are the only Genevan winery to produce a Zinfandel that has true Californian charm. Their white and red "Pont des Soupirs" blends have also both won many awards. They are not named after the Bridge of Sighs in Venice, however, but after a railway bridge outside Satigny which locals also call the "Pont des Soupirs" and which welcomes visitors and homecomers as they arrive in Satigny.The "Diable" cuvées are also devilishly good. Of the reds, the single-varietal Syrah stands out. This full-bodied wine with a balanced character has good storage potential and goes wonderfully with game dishes. The collection also includes a rosé. Blanc de Noirs made with Syrah and Merlot exudes the beguiling scent of fresh fruit.Among the single-varietal white wines is Chasselas, produced with great finesse and perfect as an aperitif. The Domaine du Paradis vintners also rate the Pinot blanc grape highly. The 2009 and 2011 vintages have won awards including a medal from Le Grand Prix du Vin Suisse. Visitors to the estate can not only hone their senses by doing a wine tasting, there is also a scented garden next to the cellar with herbs sorted into fragrance groups.Thanks to Mondovino you have the opportunity to enjoy a very special wine from Domaine du Paradis at home.