Cave des Amandiers - Saillon

About the winery

This is all about creating fine wines from exceptional terroirs, trying to bring out as best as possible the quality of Valais native grape varieties in a genuine way, giving the wine time to mature fully in the dark and cool calm of the cellar.

Alexandre Délétraz's operation is one of the most recently established in Valais, having been set up in 2008, with his first vintage made in a barn, then a tractor garage in Fully. He moved into his new cellar in Saillon in 2011 and although the winemaking facilities are recent, the work essentially remains artisanal.

The vines are cultivated by hand due to the complicated topography of the steep hillsides (5.2 ha), made up of small terraces at altitudes between 450 and 900m. The climate is extraordinarily favourable for the vines, but in order to guarantee outstanding quality and optimum ripeness of the berries at all times, he conducts radical sorting of the harvest. Yields are low and are adapted to the robustness of each plot, to ensure a good concentration of aromas and grape polyphenols.

It's clear that whether in the cellar or the vineyard, the work is done slowly and carefully, taking all the time necessary. The time for meticulously caring for each vine, each bunch—the time, too, to slowly mature the wines, gently, without any brusqueness or imposing constraints on them that prevent the wines from freely expressing their best


Cave des Amandiers


Route des Moulins 9

1913 Saillon

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Heroic viticulture

This type of winemaking is illustrated perfectly at the Amandiers cellar: vertiginous slopes where the vines sometimes cling tenaciously to the hillside, many small terraces supported by drystone walls and almost non-existent mechanisation. Find out more



Château de Villa

This is the largest wine cellar in Valais, with 650 select wines and the expertise of more than 110 of the canton’s winemakers.

Plan your tasting

    Opening hours

    By appointment


    20 people



    Practical information

    Parking space

    Accessible to people with reduced mobility

    Station: Riddes

    Bus stop: Canal

Wine list

  • White

    • Ermitage
    • Fendant
    • Heida
    • Humagne Blanc
    • Petite Arvine
  • Red

    • Cornalin
    • Gamay
    • Humagne Rouge
    • Syrah

Your tasting profile

Select your favourite type of wine or indicate what you are looking for in a wine and find out which Valais wine is right for you.

apricots, citrus fruits, exotic or red fruits, almonds, etc.Fruity

violet, elder, lime, rose, etc.Floral

low in alcohol, low in tanninsLight


intense alcohol, acidity and aromasFull

dominated by acid, which gives the wine a fresh appearanceCrisp


without acidity, round, smoothSoft

no residual sugarDry


mellow wine, fairly supple, fleshyRich

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