Défayes & Crettenand - Leytron

About the winery

It was in Leytron, "village of the Humagne" that the families of Edmond Defayes and Jean Crettenand decided to create a family cellar in the truest sense of the term in 1965.

After gaining a wealth of experience in wine and plant nurseries, motivated by their concern for purity and authenticity, they innovated and embarked on the unique production of Valais specialities with special emphasis on a happy union between soil and grape variety.

Succession is now ensured by Stéphane, son of Edmond, and his son François, who are very actively involved in the operation of the estate and the cellar, thereby continuing the family tradition.




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


    40 people



    Practical information

    Parking space

    Accessible to people with reduced mobility

    Station: Riddes

    Bus stop: Leytron, Poste

Wine list

  • White

    • Fendant
    • Humagne Blanc
    • Muscat
    • Petite Arvine
    • Riesling
  • Rosé

    • Rosé
  • Red

    • Cornalin
    • Humagne Rouge
    • Pinot Noir
    • Syrah
    • Cabernet Franc
  • Others

    • White assemblage
    • Red assemblage
    • Grand Cru

Award-winning wines

  • Petite Arvine


  • Parchet 1300 "Leytron"


  • 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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