Cave bourgeoisiale - vin du glacier

"Vin du Glacier" and visit of the Bourgeoisie


Discover the history of the Bourgeoisie de Grimentz and taste the famous Vin du Glacier.

The principle of the Vin du Glacier is simple: the barrels are never emptied. Every year new wine is added to the old. For example :

- The wine in a barrel from 1888 will be blended with one from 1886
- Wine from 1934 will top up the 1888 barrel
- Wine from 1969 will be used to top up the 1934 barrel and will in turn receive new wine in later years

The “Vin du Glacier” cannot be bought. It can only be savoured in the cellars of Anniviers, drawn directly from the barrel.

The cellar of the Maison Bourgeoisiale (ancient Community House) houses among others the famous Bishop’s Barrel. The wine in this larch-wood barrel dates from 1886. Once destined to the Bishop, it is served nowadays to VIP guests on special occasions.

It is possible to taste the Vin du Glacier during the visit.

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

Opening hours

Monday17:00 - 18:00
Monday17:00 - 18:00
Monday17:00 - 18:00


Individual pricePer person : CHF 5.- With Pass Anniviers Liberté : Free
Useful information

Age : recommended from 16 years old
Minimum 4 participants
Private visit possible on request
Visit in French
Meeting point in front of the Maison de la Bourgeoisie
Booking online or or at the Tourist Offices until 11am the same day

Location Grimentz
Bourgeoisie de Grimentz
Rue du Village 26
3961 Grimentz
Ticketing / booking +41 27 476 17 00
Website(s) Book now
  • Pass Anniviers Liberté