The chateau stands on the shores of Lake Geneva in the heart of Lavaux and played an important role in the history of the canton of Vaud. It is also a winery that is allowed to carry the “Saint-Saphorin” designation of origin.
The name of the chateau can be traced back to the Roman village of Glerula, which was probably destroyed by a tsunami in Lake Geneva in 563.
The first stones of the castle were laid in the 11th century. A first tower was constructed in 1150, before the main part of the castle was built from 1300 onwards.

These days, Glérolles Castle operates both as a winery and as a venue for events. The “Salle des Chevaliers” (Knights’ Hall) with its garden and covered terrace can be hired for private events.

Grapes of the varieties Chasselas, Pinot Noir, Humagne Rouge, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Syrah and Gewürztraminer are grown on an area measuring almost five hectares at the Glérolles chateau vineyard. Legend has it that the watchtower had to be lowered in the 19th century because of the shadow it cast on the surrounding vines.

General info

  • Outdoor
  • Suitable for: Individual, Couples, Groups
  • Experience Type: Culture, Education
  • Needed time: 2 to 4 hours (half day)

Cave du Château de Glérolles SA

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