The ''La Valdôtaine'' Distillery
Since 1947, the La Valdôtaine distillery has been producing grappa and other distilled spirits, liqueurs and bitters, in addition to jams, marrons glacés and dry-cured ham.
The grappa is strictly steam-distilled in small copper stills in line with the ancient tradition. The boilers dating back to 1932 and 1947 are loaded with 400 kilos of marc and produce 16 litres of grappa in around 2 and a half hours. The alcohol content of the grappa can vary between 58 and 65 degrees.
Liqueurs, jams, dry-cured ham.
The onsite shop offers locally manufactured handicrafts and a rich selection of DOC wines (wines with Controlled Designation of Origin) from the Aosta Valley region, in addition to products from the La Valdôtaine distillery.
Shop opening hours: from Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
The farm can be visited all year round upon telephone reservation (contact: Paolo Fabris) to be made at least one week in advance.
The visit includes a tour of the distillery and the dry curing factory as well as access to the snack & tasting area.
Costs of the tastings: only spirits: free, for groups with spirits and dry-cured ham: € 6.00, full tasting for couples: € 15.00
Number of visitors per visit: min 2 / max 50
Languages spoken: Italian and English
How to get there
Coming from the Turin-Aosta A5 motorway, exit at the Nus toll gate and proceed towards Fénis and then Saint-Marcel.