It all began in 1573. Antoine d’Erlach and his brother Borckhardt have a white house (Maison Blanche) built just outside the small borough of Yvorne.
As one of the best known and most reputed winegrowing villages of the canton of Vaud, Yvorne is distinguished by its white castle, which logically bears the name “Château Maison Blanche”. Surrounded by 19 acres of vineyards, the historic building offers a restaurant and spaces to organise prestigious events.
A terrible landslide in 1584 forces a mass exodus to escape from the ensuing poverty, then in 1609, the Maison Blanche is restored and fortified by consolidated walls and a new roof. In 1750 the dwelling is bought by the then governor of the small neighbouring town of Aigle, Frédéric Würstenberger. The house stays in his family right up until the end of the 18th century. 100 years later the Maison Blanche is christened Château Maison Blanche following the addition of a dungeon and pinnacled tower.
In the 1930s winemaking families Schenk and Rosset from Rolle buy the Château and dedicate it to viticulture. In 1974 misfortune in the shape of a fire destroyed the roof and wooden structure but the Château was quickly renovated and once again became the pride of the region. For over 400 years, Château Maison Blanche has come to symbolise the vineyards of Yvorne almost single handedly by virtue of its beauty, its eventful history and its magic.
Château Maison Blanche has been known for years as a prestigious site for special events such as romantic weddings and inspiring professional meetings. There are seven rooms available for 2 to 70 persons. Château Maison Blanche has recently started to offer meals: from Wednesday to Sunday and upon request. You can also organise a tasting session of the wines produced at the estate. The historic building is therefore a complete tourist site that has been integrated into the network of establishments certified by Vaud Œnotourisme.
Number of hectares : 7,7
Specialities : Chasselas, Sauvagnin blanc, blend of reds
- David Berger
- Château Maison Blanche
Route de Corbeyrier
- 1853 Yvorne - CH
- Tel : +41 (0)24 466 32 10
Max. number of people per visit : 35 people
Visiting times : Friday afternoon or by appointment
Reservations : Jean-Daniel Suardet / +41 (0)24 466 32 10
Price per person : according to chosen package
Services : according to chosen package