Clos des Abbayes

Chemin du Dézaley 1
The first of the winegrowing estates acquired by the City of Lausanne, the Clos des Abbayes in Puidoux, is dedicated to the receptions of the Lausanne Council. The estate comprises 4.7 hectares of vineyards in the Dézaley area.

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Chemin du Dézaley 1
1071 Puidoux

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The Estate of the Clos des Abbayes is not open to the public.

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The dramatic slopes and morainic terroir of the Dézaley perfectly suit the Chasselas grape variety that represents more than 80% of the Clos des Abbayes’ production, leaving some room for Syrah. The estate has also been transitioning towards organic viticulture since 2023.

A snippet of history: The Clos is the result of the works of monks from a single abbey, that of Montheron, that inherited these lands in 1142 from the Lausanne bishop. In 1536, the Reformation arrived on the shores of Lake Geneva, together with the Bernese occupants. All the church’s possessions were secularised. The Clos des Abbayes, then called Dézaley de Montheron or Dézaley d’En Bas, was bequeathed to the City of Lausanne in exchange for its submission and the loss of its title of imperial city.

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The Estates of the City of Lausanne are ranked among the best 150 Swiss winegrowers in the 2023 Gault&Millau guide.

A ritual has established itself among the captains of the CGN (Lake Geneva General Navigation Company) and the Clos des Abbayes: whenever there is a group of people on the terrace, the boats sound their whistle three times!