Leukersonne Winery in Susten awarded 'Winery of the Year 2023' at Grand Prix du Vin Suisse

On October 6, 2023, the 17th edition of the Grand Prix du Vin Suisse took place at Kursaal Bern, bringing together over 560 representatives from the Swiss wine scene, politicians, press members, and wine enthusiasts to celebrate the pinnacle of the entire wine industry. The prestigious title of 'Swiss Winery of the Year' was once again awarded to Leukersonne Winery in Susten, Valais.

Monday 09 Oct 2023 Press release

On October 6, 2023, the 17th edition of the Grand Prix du Vin Suisse took place at Kursaal Bern, bringing together over 560 representatives from the Swiss wine scene, politicians, press members, and wine enthusiasts to celebrate the pinnacle of the entire wine industry. The prestigious title of 'Swiss Winery of the Year' was once again awarded to Leukersonne Winery in Susten, Valais.

 

This year's edition of the Grand Prix du Vin Suisse was inspired by the excellent 2022 vintage, leading to nearly 400 more wines being submitted than the previous year to the most important competition for Swiss wines. Leukersonne Winery, led by Damian and Fabienne Seewer as well as Jörg and Karin Seewer, was recognized for their outstanding achievements.

Valais dominated the competition, securing 8 out of the total 15 categories. Besides Valais, other regions including the German-speaking Switzerland, Neuchâtel, Vaud, Geneva, Schaffhausen, and Ticino also impressed with their wines.

Chardonnay and single-varietal white wines remained strong categories, while Chasselas gained significance and now stands as the second most important category. Rosés and Blancs de Noirs are also gaining in importance.

The Grand Prix du Vin Suisse reflects the diversity of Swiss winemaking, with cantons with the largest vineyard areas contributing the largest quantities of submitted wines. The event provided guests the opportunity to taste the finest Swiss wines and enjoy a festive menu in the company of winemakers.

Winners 2023

Special prices

Winery of the year 2023

Kellerei Leukersonne, Susten (VS)

Award Vinissimo « Coup de cœur » Weiss

von Salis Maienfelder Chardonnay 2021

AOC Graubünden

Award Vinissimo « Coup de cœur » Rot

Gamaret de Saillon 2022

AOC Valais, Fabrice Carron, Fully (VS)

Award Vin Bio

Wale-Port Likörwein 2015

AOC St.Gallen

Casa Nova Wein Pur AG, Walenstadt (SG)

Award Scoperta

Gamaret de Saillon 2022

AOC Valais, Fabrice Carron, Fully (VS)

Award Newcomer

WeinWerk Wienacht AG, Wienacht-Tobel (AR)

Award Lifestyle Wine

Colline de Daval, Sierre (VS)

Chasselas

Gold

Chardonne les Berneyses 2022 AOC Lavaux

Jean-François Neyroud-Fonjallaz, Chardonne (VD)

Silver

Fendant de Martigny 2022, AOC Valais Cave

La Cinquième Saison SA, Martigny (VS)

Bronze

La Ruisselière 2022, AOC Lavaux

Alexandre Duboux, Epesses (VD)

Müller-Thurgau / Riesling-Sylvaner

Gold

Siblingen Riesling-Sylvaner 2022

AOC Schaffhausen GVS

Schachenmann AG, Schaffhausen (SH)

Silver

Riesling-Sylvaner 2022, AOC Zürichsee

Schwarzenbach Weinbau, Meilen (ZH)

Bronze

Riesling-Sylvaner Préstige 2022

AOC St. Gallen

WeinWerk Wienacht AG, Wienacht-Tobel (AR)

Chardonnay

Gold

von Salis Maienfelder Chardonnay 2021

AOC Graubünden, von Salis AG, Landquart (GR)

Silver

Chardonnay Terra ANcestra 2022

AOC Neuchâtel, Cave des Coteaux, Areuse (NE)

Bronze

Chardonnay Le Loclat Grands Terroirs 2020

AOC Neuchâtel

Domaine Bouvet-Jabloir, Auvernier (NE)

Other white wines

Gold

Petite Arvine Domaine de Châteauneuf 2021

AOC Valais, Cave de l'Etat du Valais, Leytron (VS)

Silver

Païen 2022, AOC Valais

Cave du Paradou SA, Nax (VS)

Bronze

La Rodeline Humage Blanche 2022, AOC Valais

Domaine la Rodeline SA, Fully (VS)

White assemblies

Gold

Ambassadeur des Domaines Diego Mathier 2021 AOC Valais, Adrian & Diego Mathier Nouveau Salquenen AG, Salgesch (VS)

Silver

Ambassadeur des Domaines Diego Mathier 2020

AOC Valais, Adrian & Diego Mathier Nouveau Salquenen AG, Salgesch (VS)

Bronze

Sauvignon d'Or 2022, AOC Zürichsee

Weinbau Wetli, Männedorf (ZH)

Rosé and "blanc de noir"

Gold

Roseline 2022, AOC Valais

Maison Maye, Riddes (VS)

Silver

Oeil-de-Perdrix 2022, AOC Valais

Kellerei Leukersonne, Susten (VS)

Bronze

Les Chaumes 2022, AOC Vaud

Cave de La Côte, Tolochenaz (VD)

Gamay

Gold

Le Damoiseau 2022, AOC Genève

Clos de la Donzelle, Dardagny (GE)

Silver

Gamay Excelsus 2022, AOC Valais

Sélection Excelsus, Chamoson (VS)

Bronze

Domaine de Chantemerle 2022, AOC la Côte

Domaine de Chantemerle, Tartegnin (VD)

Gamaret, Garanoir or Mara Purs

Gold

Gamaret de Saillon 2022, AOC Valais Fabrice

Carron, Fully (VS)

Silver

Gamaret Gourmand 2021, AOC Bonvillars

Cave des Viticulteurs de Bonvillars, Bonvillars (VD)

Bronze

Gamaret de Sierre 2021,AOC Valais

Cave Colline de Daval, Sierre (VS)

Pinot Noir

Gold

Pinot Noir 1879 2020, AOC Neuchâtel

Cave des Lauriers - Jungo et Fellmann,

Cressier (NE)

Silver

Pinot Noir Clos de Pachje Lux Vina 2020

AOC Valais

Domaines Chevaliers SA, Salgesch (VS)

Bronze

Grand Cru Féchy Pinot noir 2022

AOC La Côte

Domaine de Fischer, Bougy-Villars (VD)

Merlot

Gold

Ronco 2020, DOC Ticino

Azienda Agraria Cantonale di Mezzana,

Coldrerio (TI)

Silver

Merlot 2022, AOC Valais

Kellerei Leukersonne, Susten (VS)

Bronze

Merlot 2020, Vin de Pays Suisse

Grillette Domaine de Cressier SA, Cressier (NE)

Syrah

Gold

Syrah, Les Titans 2020, AOC Valais

Provins SA, Sion (VS)

Silver

Syrah 2020, AOC Chablais

Les Celliers du Chablais SA, Aigle (VD)

Bronze

Syrah 2021, AOC Genève

Clos du Château, Satigny (GE)

Other red wines

Gold

Cornalin 2022, AOC Valais

Cave Adamare, Salgesch (VS)

Silver

Malbec Hallau Réserve 2020

AOC Schaffhausen

GVS Schachenmann AG, Schaffhausen (SH)

Bronze

Humagne Rouge 2022, AOC Valais

Caves du Paradis Olivier Roten SA, Sierre (VS)

Red assemblies

Gold

Hommage 2022, AOC Valais

Kellerei Leukersonne, Susten (VS)

Silver

Cuvée "LOUIS-MARTIN" 2020, AOC Valais

Domaine Jean-René Germanier, Vétroz (VS)

Bronze

Esprit de Genève 2021, AOC Genève

Domaine des Curiades, Bernex (GE)

White, red and rosé wines with residual sugar at 8g/L and above

Gold

Domaine de Tourbillon Sélection Grains

Nobles, Les Domaines 2016 AOC Valais

Provins SA, Sion (VS)

Silver

Wale-Port Likörwein 2015, AOC St.Gallen

Casa Nova Wein Pur AG, Walenstadt (SG)

Bronze

Le Nectar 2020, AOC Genève

Domaine des Curiades, Bernex (GE)

Sparkling wines

Gold

Louis Edouard Mauler 2014, AOC Neuchâtel

Mauler et Cie SA, Môtiers (NE)

Silver

Brut du Valais Millésimé Jacques Germanier

2018, AOC Valais

Germanier - Cave du Tunnel, Conthey (VS)

Bronze

DW Petit Rhin brut Zürichsee 2020,

AOC Zürichsee, Weingut Diederik, Küsnacht (ZH)

Best Of "Weinregion"

Deutschschweiz

von Salis Maienfelder Chardonnay, 2021, AOC Graubünden, von Salis AG

Wallis

Gamaret de Saillon 2022 , AOC Valais, Fabrice Carron, Fully (VS)

Drei Seen

Louis Edouard Mauler 2014, AOC Neuchâtel, Mauler et Cie SA, Môtiers (NE)

Genf

Le Damoiseau 2022, AOC Genève, Clos de la Donzelle, Dardagny (GE)

Waadt

Chardonne les Berneyses 2022, AOC Lavaux

Jean-François Neyroud-Fonjallaz, Chardonnay (VD)

Tessin

Ronco 2020, DOC Ticino, Azienda Agraria Cantonale di Mezzana, Coldrerio (TI)

Best Of "Bio"

Gold

CourtisaN 2021, AOC Genève, Clos du Château (GE)

Gold

Gamaret de Sierre 2021, AOC Valais, Cave Colline de Daval (VS)

Gold

Rosé de Cépages Nobles 2022, AOC Valais, Cave Caloz (VS)

Gold

Syrah 2021, AOC Genève, Clos du Château (GE)

Gold

Wale-Port Likörwein 2015, AOC St.Gallen, Casa Nova Wein Pur AG (SG)

Best Of "PIWI"

Gold

Divona 2022, Vin de Pays Suisse, Cave du Paradou SA

Gold

Elise 2022, AOC Aargau, Weingut Fürst

Gold

Solaris 2022, AOC Bielersee, Räblus Weinbau

Silver

DW Projektskizze No. 1/2020 2020, AOC Zürich, Weingut Diederik

Silver

Johanniter 2021, AOC La côte, Domaine La Capitaine

Best Of "Vin Nature"

Gold

La Closerie 2020, AOC Chablais, Garanoir, Schenk Suisse SA c/o Obrist SA

Silver

Clos du Rocher, AOC Chablais, Syrah, Schenk Suisse SA c/o Obrist SA

Silver

Tour rouge, AOC Chablais, Garanoir, Schenk Suisse SA c/o Obrist SA

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