Mara, Galotta and Divico are rare grape varieties. As for white wine, you will also find an Auxerrois from Pinot Blanc, very fruity and described as elegant by some famous sommeliers. Take advantage of your visit between Lausanne and Yverdon-les-Bains, in the Côtes de l’Orbe, to discover them in the Marterey’s winery.
The Marterey’s winery is a member of TERRAVIN. The Marterey estate combines both agriculture and viticulture. The family vineyards are situated in Bavois and Montcherand, in the Côtes de l’Orbe region.
The Martin family started making wine in the early 2000s to enhance the value of the grapes grown. The first bottles were Gamay and Gamay Rosé. Currently all their production is vinified in Bernard Gauthey’s winery in Arnex-sur-Orbe.
Yves Martin likes to try new varieties. He likes nothing better than an exchange of opinions with his fellow connoisseurs in order to identify which grape variety would be best suited on the Bavois hillsides or in Montcherand. For example, you will discover a Galotta, quite rare in Pays de Vaud, aged in oak barrels. Or the Divico, a very powerful wine. The Martin’s are the first in the Côtes de l’Orbe region to have planted this grape variety.
The Favourite wine of Marterey’s winery
When Corinne and Yves Martin are asked for their favourite wine, their heart sways between the Mara and the Montchanoir, their Gamaret-Garanoir blend.
“When we want to relax and chill out, we choose Mara. It is a round wine with that little something extra. You can drink it at any time. It goes well with a nice piece of red meat too” says Mrs Martin.
Some wine tourism activities with friends or family in and around Bavois and Côtes de l’Orbe region
- Cycling routes: the region is relatively flat, so it is perfect for bike rides for all levels and desires. Around the Mormond and near the Creux-de-Terre marsh, you can see beautiful daffodils in the springtime.
- Visit the biocosmetic company Cocooning and its factory, as a group, or at the open house days in June.
And to dine in the area:
Le Petit Corbeau restaurant, in Chavornay: “It’s a super gastronomic restaurant, with a small welcoming dining room. The owner is young and he has a lot of enthusiasm” says Corinne Martin. We advise you to book your table.
When to taste the wines at Marterey’s winery
The winery welcomes you every Saturday morning from 10am to noon or by appointment. It can accommodate up to 30 people in its cellar, enough to make a small stopover before extending your visit to the Côtes de l’Orbe region.
You can also discover the wines of the Marterey’s winery at the cantonal open cellar days. Mr and Mrs Martin also participate in Côtes de l’Orbe’s open cellar days on the first weekend of December each year, as well as at the Yverdon Christmas Market.
See you on Saturday mornings at the Marterey’s winery in Bavois or by appointment for a tasting!