Féchy is a tiny village in Switzerland, situated in the hills of the Côte Vaudoise that slope gently down towards Lake Geneva. The tradition of winegrowing is a thousand years old here, and wine remains integral to our celebration of life. It is a part of who we are – drinking a glass of wine with others is often a first step, a gesture of welcome, offered in a spirit of simplicity and conviviality.
Jules Paccot, the son of a French seasonal worker from Savoy, bought vineyards in Féchy but it was his son Roger who created the winery he called La Colombe and established its reputation. A winegrower by choice, and a passionately committed enologist, Raymond, Roger’s eldest son, took up the reins in 1978. The Paccots chose this country because they loved it and felt close to its soil, working hard and fervently to bring out the best in it.
We grow our grapes in harmony with nature, so that its many gifts can unfold.And we raise our wines like children, passing on what we have received from forebears and teachers – culture, skill, the art of living – to enable them to achieve greatness.
To learn from both instinct and wisdom; to seek rigor in all things and the respect of those who have lived in harmony with their environment.Wines are like human beings in that we cannot change them – just help them to be the very best that they can be.
Lost for centuries, La Colombe’s coat of arms came to light again in 1955 when it was found by Abbott Emile Paccot. A symbol of peace, the coat of arms was granted to the Paccot family by Count Amédée VI of Savoy in 1356.