Cave du Mont de Lens - Flanthey

About the winery

Mont de Lens is the appellation chosen by Christian Besse when he established his winery in the new millennium. Lucien, Sébastien and Simon Besse, three of his six children, took up the reins in 2015. 

The Besse family currently cultivate around four hectares of vines on the lower slopes stretching from Molignon to Corin. Most of the vines are grown organically. The soil thrives as a result of the ever-increasing use of grass cover on the estate’s plots. The yield from these vines is carefully monitored to ensure beautifully concentrated wines. 

Cave Mont de Lens produces eleven vintages from ten grape varieties, the majority of which are Valais’ signature varieties: Fendant, Johannisberg, Muscat, Petite Arvine and Pinot Gris for dry white wines, and Gamay, Pinot Noir, Humagne Rouge, Cornalin and Syrah for red wines. The sweet, syrupy Ermitage completes the Mont de Lens range. 


Cave du Mont de Lens


Chemin du Châtaigner 10

3978 Flanthey

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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

    By appointment



    Practical information

    Parking space

    Accessible to people with reduced mobility

    Station: Sierre

    Bus stop: Flanthey, Poste

Wine list

  • White

    • Ermitage
    • Fendant
    • Johannisberg
    • Petite Arvine
    • Pinot Gris
  • Red

    • Cornalin
    • Gamay
    • Humagne Rouge
    • Pinot Noir
    • Syrah

Award-winning wines

  • Gamay


  • Pinot Noir


  • Cornalin


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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