Les Crêtes Winery
The Les Crêtes winery was founded in 1989 by Costantino Charrère and is now managed by his family who, owners of a historic 18th-century water mill and the ancient wineries of Via Moulins, have been involved in the production of agri-food for five generations. The area devoted to the cultivation of vineyards extends for 25 hectares, and the total annual production is 200.000 bottles.
The Rifugio del Vino (Wine refuge) of Les Crêtes was founded in 2016, as an emotional tasting room, next to the historic winery, to which it is structurally connected. The Charrère family opens its doors to enthusiasts who intend to undertake the philosophy and knowledge of the world of Les Crêtes.
Rifugio del Vino, because it lies in the Alps with a reference to the typical high-altitude architecture and because it is a construction designed to protect wine, has an authentic heritage of the mountain terroir. Its profile is reminiscent of a mountain massif, the same that becomes the symbol of Les Crêtes and distinguishes its brand. Under this large covered courtyard there is space for the production of wine and a wine shop, held together by an interesting itinerary for a visit.
White DOP (Protected Designation of Origin) wines: Petite Arvine V.d.A.(Valle d’ Aosta) DOP, Chardonnay V.d.A. DOP, Chardonnay Cuvée Bois V.d.A. DOP, Petite Arvine Fleur Valle d’Aosta DOP, Pinot Gris Valle d’Aosta DOP, Neige d’Or Valle d’Aosta DOP
Red DOP wines: Torrette V.d.A. DOP, Pinot Nero V.d.A. DOP, Syrah V.d.A. DOP, La Sabla, Fumin V.d.A. DOP, Merlot Valle d’Aosta DOP, Nebbiolo Sommet Valle d’Aosta DOP
Rosé DOP wines: Rosé Valle d’Aosta DOP
White wine Mon Blanc (blend of native and international white-berried grapes)
Mon Rouge red wine (blend of local and international dark-berried grapes)
Wine from Doré overripe grapes (aromatic variety with white Muscat grapes)
Neblù Brut Rosé - Classic Method Quality Spumante Wine
There is a sales point open from Monday to Friday from 8.30 am to 1.00 pm and from 2.45 pm to 6.45 pm, Saturday from 10.00 am to 1.00 pm and from 3.00 pm to 7.00 pm. Closed on public holidays, except Sundays of July and August (open from 10.00 am to 1.00 pm and from 3.00 pm to 7.00 pm).
You can visit the winery, the vineyards and the production room. It is also possible to make visits with tastings in the tasting room called “Il Rifugio del Vino”, located in a very suggestive place near a vineyard with a privileged view over the city of Aosta.
Tasting costs per person:
Tasting of 3 wines: € 15.00
Tasting of 5 wines: € 25.00
Further tasting programmes are available on the website.
The company can be visited all year round (minimum 2 people), upon reservation to be made by email or by telephone +39 0165 902274 at least 4 working days in advance, or on the company website.
Closed on Sundays and public holidays. Possibility of different agreements in case of a need for visits for groups.
Languages spoken: Italian, French and English.
How to get there
Coming from the A5 motorway, take the Aosta Ovest-St. Pierre exit. Take the state highway 507 keeping to the right at the crossroads, and continue on towards Cogne/Aymavilles until the roundabout of Piazza Chanoux in Aymavilles. At the roundabout, take the 4th exit (direction Gressan) to the village of Ferrière. The company is located 400 m on the right.