Mathier Franz-Josef - Salquenen

About the winery

In 1950, Franz-Josef Mathier began producing wine from his own vines and from grapes bought from other producers. He aimed to delight fans of Valais wine with typical, characterful wines. Thanks to an economic boom and the determined work of the entire family, these modest beginnings gave rise to a renowned winemaking and trading company. 

After graduating from Wädenswil, Franz-Josef’s son André Mathier-Gsponer joined the family company in 1967 as a wine engineer. In 1974, the family business became a limited company and André took the helm in 1992. 

Following the family tradition, his daughter Felizitas Mathier Benicchio, a qualified winegrower, has managed the company since 2006. Alongside her husband Andrea Benicchio, who graduated as a horticultural engineer, they strive to cultivate their land in harmony with nature using environmentally friendly methods, combining time-honoured know-how with modern techniques.


  • Wine tourism

    • Cellar tour
    • Vineyard tour
    • Tasting package
    • Events
  • Label(s)

    • Bio Suisse (organic wines)
  • Association(s)

Mathier Franz-Josef


Bahnhofstrasse 55

3970 Salgesch

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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
    9.00am - 12.00pm / 2.00pm - 5.00pm
    9.00am - 12.00pm


    30 people


    DE / FR / IT

    Practical information

    Parking space

    Accessible to people with reduced mobility

    Station: Salgesch

    Bus stop: Bahnhof Salgesch

Wine list

  • White

    • Chardonnay
    • Heida
    • Johannisberg
    • Malvoisie
    • Gewürztraminer
    • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Rosé

    • Oeil-de-Perdrix
  • Red

    • Cornalin
    • Dôle
    • Merlot
    • Pinot Noir
  • Others

    • Liqueur wine
    • Red assemblage
    • White assemblage

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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