Chasse Dinner

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 18:30
Auberge de Choully

Our now-traditional autumn wine tasting, followed by a dinner with game specialties, took place on Wednesday November 15th. We had chosen to hold the event in Choully, a hilltop village outside Satigny, which owing to its prosperity derived from the well-exposed vineyards which cover the slopes, is one of Geneva’s few remaining unspoiled villages, where properties pass from one generation to the next. It also enjoys a splendid situation, with views over the city of Geneva towards the Mt. Blanc and the Salève, the Bellegarde gap, the Jura, the wooded valley of the Allondon the Pays de Gex and the lake. The centerpiece of the village is the Domaine de Choully, a 17th century mansion.

Our tasting was held at the clos du Chateau de Choully, opposite the manor house, in one of the historic farm buildings. We were given a tour of the winery, renovated in 2010 by the new owners, Lionel and Nathalie Dugerdil and tasted some of the products, including their red assemblages, which were particularly appreciated.

We then moved to the Auberge de Choully, a typical village café, where we enjoyed a menu of excellent “chasse” dishes prepared by the owner, Pierre Descloux. These were accompanied by a Pinot Blanc from another local producer, la Clé de Sol, and a Gamay vielles vignes from the Clos du Château.

This pleasant evening was organized by Alexander Hawthorne, committee member and ex-President.