Typical mountain varietal that used to be grown throughout the Alps and is now a rare speciality of Valais.

Until recently, plantings of Rèze were thought to be confined to Valais. However, Michel Grisard and José Vouillamoz discovered around a dozen old Rèze vines in Savoie in 2008, some of which have unfortunately now disappeared. At the around same time, Gaël Delorme also came across some vines in the French Jura. Until the end of the 19th century, Rèze was one of the most widespread grape varietals around. Furthermore, Rèze was used to make the legendary “Vin du Glacier” in the Anniviers Valley.


Gooseberry, green apple and elderflower aromas.
Lively acidity, with resiny flavours that develop with age; light mouthfeel.
Rèze, along with Humagne Blanc, is one of Switzerland’s oldest grape varietals. In Valais, the names of both grapes date back to 1313 in the Registre d’Anniviers – a series of parchments that mention a form of payment in kind (“redevance en raisins mûrs d’humagny et de regy”).
8º - 10º C
Mature cheese, panna cotta
Source: José Vouillamoz (2017), Cépages Suisses, Lausanne: Editions Favre