Guided visit of the Bourgeoisie

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Discover the rich history of the Grimentz "Bourgeoisie", the local traditional community.
Discover the history of the Bourgeoisie of Grimentz and taste its renowned wine, Vin du Glacier.

The principle of this wine called « Vin du Glacier » is simple: the barrels are never emptied. Every year new wine is added to the old. For instance :
- The wine in a barrel from 1888 will be blended with one from 1886
- Wine from 1934 will be added to the 1888 barrel
- Wine from 1969 will be used to fill up the 1934 barrel and will receive new wine

This wine is not available for sale. It can only be tasted in the cellars of Anniviers, drawn directly from the barrel.
In the cellar of the House of the Bourgeoisie, there is the famous Bishop’s Barrel containing wine from 1886. Once offered only to the Bishop, nowdays it is served to VIP guests on special occasions.

This special wine can be tasted during the guided tours of the House of the Bourgeoisie.

For groups bookings (>6 pers.), please contact Anniviers Tourisme.

Practical information
  • Age : 16 plus
  • Minimum 4 participants
  • Private tours on request
  • Guided tour in French
  • Meeting point in front of the Maison de la Bourgeoisie
  • Bookings until 11 am the same day

Office du Tourisme de Grimentz
Label(s), Classification
  • Accroche Billetterie :
    • Inclus dans le Pass Anniviers Liberté



Office du Tourisme de Grimentz
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 46.17985
Longitude : 7.57565