France: Savoie

Around Chambéry and Aix les Bains

Wines from the Combe de Savoie, Mont Granier & Jongieux
By Wink Lorch

This Guide was last updated on 18 July 2013
To explore this Wine Travel Guide, select from the menu on the left

Wine producers to visit

See on Google Maps

Domaine Grisard

Address: 73250 Fréterive
Tel: 04 79 28 54 09  Fax: 04 79 71 41 36
Geo-coordinates:  Latitude: 45:35:3N (45.58404)    Longitude: 6:12:40E (6.21125) 

Fréterive is a sleepy village famous for vine nurseries (pépinières) and the Grisards run their wine producing business side-by-side with propagating/grafting and selling baby vines all over France and sometimes beyond. The quality here has steadily improved and this is, by Savoie standards, a sizeable domaine. The interest here lies partly in Mondeuse from vineyards from the cru St-Jean de la Porte and partly in wines from unusual speciality varieties especially the flowery, dry Mondeuse Blanche and the deep Persan red. A pleasant tasting room can accept groups and you can ask for a quick visit to the cellars, which are worth a look – don’t forget to look across at the steep mountain above when you are outside the tasting room. Note that this is a completely separate domaine from that of their more famous brother Michel whose limited-production Domaine Prieuré St-Christophe is up the hill (wines available at Syrah & Co - see 'Wine Shops' or at good restaurants such as Atmosphères).

Useful information: Open Monday-Saturday. Closed 12.00–14.00 and Sundays. No appointment necessary. A little English spoken.


This information is provided free of charge, however it is strictly the copyright of Wine Travel Guides and its contributors. We try to do our best in keeping our guides and information up-to-date and accurate, but if you notice any mistakes, please contact us. Note that we take no responsibility for any inaccuracies. Thanks for your respect and understanding. For full details see our Terms and Conditions.