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In 1990, Reynald Parmelin took over half of the family vineyard. In a quarter of a century, the three hectares he received have turned into a farm of more than twenty hectares. In 1994, the man who then divided his time between his work as a winegrower and a teaching position at the Haute Ecole de Changins decided to turn to organic farming. It thus becomes the first certified domain in the canton of Vaud. In 2010, a new step was taken since the cellar, which works according to the precepts of biodynamics, obtains the Demeter label. In his early days, Reynald Parmelin also made an original choice, which turned out to be a stroke of marketing genius. He decides to package all his wines in a blue bottle, which allows them to be identified at first glance. Not hesitating to enter his snailed bottles in competitions, Reynald Parmelin has several times won the title of "best Swiss organic wine" at the Grand Prix du Vin Suisse with his Johanniter, a disease resistant grape variety, as well as with his Pinot Noir Vieilles Vignes and its Late Vengeance (Pinot Gris - sweet wine). Its classic wines, as well as its high-end cuvées from the Agénor Collection (two red blends, a Merlot and a Chasselas Premier Grand Cru), have made a place for themselves on the great tables of Switzerland, but also in several neighboring countries and regions. 'North Europe. The portrait would not be complete without mentioning the splendid reception area of the Domaine de La Capitaine which serves each year as a setting for nearly 150 events (weddings, company parties, food and wine pairings, murder and mystery meals, team building, seminars, etc.). The cave The cellar Modular room Globe-trotter & entrepreneur Reynald Parmelin
From the outset, Reynald Parmelin's goal was to create, above all, wines of character without compromising on quality. Respectful of his terroir, he puts into practice the organic farming model he developed when he was a professor at the Changins Engineering School. In its mode of cultivation, it favors the use of natural products such as clay and certain plant extracts (fennel oil, algae, horsetail). Labeled Bio Bourgeon and Demeter, his efforts are rewarded among other things by the award of the best Swiss organic wine awarded at the Grand Prix du Vin Suisse, obtained for the 5th year with his Johanniter (2009, 2010 and 2011), his Pinot Noir Vieilles Vignes (2016) and its Vengeance Tardive (Pinot Gris - sweet wine) (2017).