Domaine Gérald Besse - Martigny

About the winery

Gerald Besse acquired his first plot of vines in 1979. With the help of his wife, Patricia, he cultivated the domain and established the cellar in 1984. Driven by conviction and passion, they progressively expanded the estate over the years, culminating in its current size of 20 hectares. Their dedication has resulted in the production of wines imbued with genuine character, crafted with utmost respect for the grape variety.

Patricia and Gerald instilled their love for wine in their children. While Sarah has been actively involved in the family estate since the beginning of 2013, Jonathan pursued a different career path, yet lends a helping hand when necessary.

Their vineyard plots, situated on the steep slopes above Martigny, are primarily tended by hand. These meticulously maintained vineyards, characterized by diverse soils, allow they to cultivate a variety of grape varietals, each thriving in its ideal soil composition.


Domaine Gérald Besse


Route de la Combe 14

1921 Martigny-Croix

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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

    Monday to Friday 8.00am-12.00pm/ 1.30pm - 6.00pm
    Saturday from April to December 9.30am -12.00pm


    50 people



    Practical information

    Parking space

    Accessible to people with reduced mobility

    Station: Martigny-Croix

    Bus stop: Les Rappes

Wine list

  • White

    • Ermitage
    • Fendant
    • Heida
    • Johannisberg
    • Malvoisie
    • Petite Arvine
    • Riesling
  • Rosé

    • Dôle Blanche
    • Rosé
  • Red

    • Cornalin
    • Diolinoir
    • Dôle
    • Gamay
    • Humagne Rouge
    • Merlot
    • Pinot Noir
    • Syrah
  • Others

    • White assemblage
    • Red assemblage
    • Liqueur wine
    • Sparkling wine

Award-winning wines

  • Païen/Heida Les Serpentines Martigny


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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