The company "Obrist SA" with its headquarters in the municipality of Vevey in the Swiss canton of Vaud
was founded in 1854 by Emmanuel Obrist as a wine trading company. In 1896, his son Emile bought the Cure d'Attalens vineyard above Vevey, which dates back to the 12th century, and thus started his own production. In the course of time, the property was expanded with the purchase of numerous vineyards, such as Passage du Romain, Domaine du Manoir, Château de Chardonne, Château de Mont, Château de Perroy, Château de Vinzel and Clos du Rocher. The vineyards in Vaud and Valais
cover a total of 65 hectares. In 1961, Obrist became part of the Schenk
group, but continues to operate very independently
There is a wide range of products due to the many locations. The red wines are mostly made from Pinot Noir and Gamay with shares of Garanoir and Gamaret, the white wines from Chasselas. The top products achieve high ratings, for example in the magazine Wine Spectator
. In 1968 Obrist took over the two wineries Junod (Aigle, Vaud) and Gay
(Chamoson, Valais), but continues to produce under its own label. The total annual turnover from its own production in Valais and Vaud, as well as from the trade in Swiss and foreign wines, is around 8.5 million bottles.