Domaine de La Viborne has a very special connection to us as it has been in François Schenk’s family for several generations. Built around a typical wine house dating back to 1627, La Viborne is based in the region of La Côte (canton Vaud) overlooking Lake Geneva, which used to be part of the Savoie region in neighbouring France. François Schenk’s grandfather, affectionately nicknamed ‘Le Grand François’, always claimed he was more ‘Savoyard’ than Swiss.
The domaine belonged to the Desponds family since 1931 with François Schenk’s great grandfather Alfred at the helm. This relatively small estate (only 2 hectares) is entirely organic and is now managed by François who represents the 4th generation of the Despond (his mother’s maiden name) family.