Savoie, indigenous varieties thriving in a cool Alpine climate

The Savoie vineyard is made up of islets each very different from each other. From North to South: Crépy, Côte d'Arve, Combe de Savoie, Chambéry and Chautagne. Most of the vineyard rests on the granite massif of Mont-Blanc and is surrounded by the limestone Pre-Alps. The implantation of vines took place on rocks torn from the summits as well as on the alluvial debris which were formed during the last ice age. The vines are located at an altitude of 250 to 600 metres. The vineyard benefits from an Alpine continental climate and in parts Mediterranean climate (Chautagne).

Savoie Information

Info from various sources including the very resourceful

Key info

Area2'200 ha

Distribution26% white, 74% red

ClimateContinental climate with alpine and Mediterranean influences

SoilsVery diverse


Savoie Grapes

Grapes (white) Area Weight
Jaquère 800 ha 36.4%
Altesse 340 ha 15.5%
Roussanne 100 ha 4.5%
Chardonnay 90 ha 4.1%
Chasselas 80 ha 3.6%
Gringet 23 ha 1.0%
Molette 18 ha 0.8%
Grapes (red) Area Weight
Gamay 270 ha 12.3%
Mondeuse Noire 240 ha 10.9%
Pinot Noir 100 ha 4.5%
Persan 8 ha 0.4%

Our selection of Savoie producers

In no particular order, we have selected for you the following wineries for the quality of their wines and/or their hospitality.

Estate Address Website

Ch. du Mollard de la Tour 60, Le Viviers, 73 800 Chignin (F)

DOMAINE QUENARD P&A Le Villard,  73 800 Chignin (F)

DOMAINE DES ARDOISIERES 72 Impasse de la Pierre Marquée - Le Villard, 73250 Fréterive (F)