The Clos du Rocher produces high-quality Chasselas and a blend of reds. Member of Clos Domaines et Châteaux, the history of the estate and the terroir brings prestige to the wines.
To understand more about Clos du Rocher, we met up with Jean-Daniel Suardet, who has been in charge of the vineyard since 1998, and Léonard Pfister, chief oenologist at Obrist.
Clos du Rocher from 1918 to today
Clos du Rocher has been part of Obrist since 1918. Emile Obrist bought the estate because he saw its potential for Chasselas.
At first, there were only a few parcels around the house. Then the estate grew to what it represents today (10 hectares).
Since the construction of Clos du Rocher winery, not many things have changed, except one or two renovations that were made to meet the standards of today’s winemaking.
Two top-quality wines
The Clos produces 2 references of exceptional wines for the high-end market.
Chasselas (95% of production) is the flagship product of Obrist. It is a generous, full-bodied wine renowned throughout Switzerland for over 100 years.
The Clos du Rocher red is a blend (Merlot, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon), marketed since 2009. Vinification is carried out in barrels over a period of 18 months.
You can buy Clos du Rocher wines directly at the estate, at the Obrist Vinaria in Vevey or at Obrist’s online shop. You will also find the wines at some specialised wine merchants and in restaurants.
To accompany the Chasselas
Clos du Rocher Chasselas can of course be enjoyed as an aperitif. Jean-Daniel Suardet also recommends it with fish or white meat dishes. Cheese goes perfectly well with an older vintage.
Clos du Rocher events
Clos du Rocher participates in the annual Vaud open cellars days. On the Saturday of the Federal Fast, the winery holds a stand at Yvorne open cellars days, where all the winegrowers of the village are present.
Wine tourism activities in the region
Take a stroll from the Clos du Rocher to the Vine and Wine Museum at the Château d’Aigle. An educational stroll that is also suitable for families. Those who enjoy a longer walk can take the entire Vineyard Trail, from Yvorne to Lavey-les-Bains. A wine tourism tour of more than 20 km passing through vineyards and wineries.
To replenish your energy, Jean-Daniel recommends the Restaurant de la Couronne and Le Torrent in Yvorne.
If you spend several days in the region, why not stay at the Hotel de la Couronne (Yvorne) or at the Hotel du Nord (Aigle).
Your visit to the estate with friends or colleagues
The carnotzet (cellar bar) can accommodate up to 20 people for a tasting. The outdoor courtyard allows for larger groups.
The visits to the estate are by appointment, according to your wishes. Call the estate directly or contact Obrist who will take care of the booking.