Domaine les Hutins
SINCE 2008, Domaine les Hutins has been led by Émilienne Hutin Zumbach, assisted by her father, Jean Hutin.
Émilienne represents the fifth generation of the family at the head of Domaine les Hutins.
Domaine les Hutins played a leading role in the Geneva wine revolution of the 80s. In collaboration with a few colleagues and the advice of the cantonal oenologist, Domaine les Hutin firmly chose to favor quality by fighting for yield limitations. They also enriched their vineyard with new grape varieties and highlighted the magnificent potential of culture and land that embodies the Geneva wine region.
This new approach has generated increasingly appreciated, recognized, and awarded wines.
Émilenne Hutin Zumbach's taste for working in the vineyard and wine awakened late, at the end of her studies, before becoming the unconditional love that finally devoted her "body and soul" to the profession of a winemaker.
While raising her three children and working at the Domaine, Émilienne wanted to immerse herself in the profession through internships, then returned to studies at the Specialized School of Changins, where she obtained a diploma in Oenology in 1995. followed in 2003 by a diploma in viticulture.
Finally, in 2008, when her uncle Pierre retired, leaving Émilienne to take care of his vines, she took over the running of the estate with her father.
Beautiful complicity is the key to their work. Émilienne reveals her talent, and Jean, always enthusiastic, brings her experience and knowledge. Passionate but patient, they are looking for new paths, refining the search for quintessence, and trying winemaking and cultivation techniques. Their work is primarily rewarded by an ever-growing reputation, by award-winning wines in the most advanced competitions, and in 2009 the Domaine les Hutins was invited to join the prestigious association "Memory of Swiss wines."
Today the harvest from the 19 hectares of the vineyard is entirely vinified, bottled, and sold on the Domaine, and Emilienne's son, Guillaume Zumbach, very attached to the family vacation, has joined the work of the Domaine and taken in stride working the vineyards with passion and dedication.
This family signs its wines and proudly defends the winemaker's philosophy: the man through whom the terroir becomes wine.