Since 1944, the Chantons have been cultivating their vines in the third generation. On the highest vineyard north of the main Alpine ridge, in the Vispertal, in Varen and Leuk, the grapes grow in happy symbiosis with nature. Courage to change and simplicity characterise the family's careful winemaking. Founded by Oskar, led to success by Josef-Marie and since 2008 under the management of Mario, pioneering achievements and talent continue to live on in the business.
The Chantons are famous for their Heida. Josef-Marie recognised the potential of the grape variety, planted a larger area and made this great variety known throughout Switzerland. The cultivation of Lafnetscha, Himbertscha, Gwäss, Plantscher, Resi and Eyholzer Roter earned him the nickname "archaeologist of Valais wine". With the autochthonous Plantscher, Himbertscha and Eyholzer Roter grape varieties, three unique varieties grow here that are protected by ProSpecieRara.