A name, wines, a passion

Notre domaine “la Pleine Lune” a été fondé en 1888, soit la plus ancienne cave familiale du Valais.

The vineyard benefits from an exceptional location alongside St-Pierre-de-Clages’ legendary church shadowed by the octagonal bell tower.

Today, it is managed by Christian Crittin, 5th generation. We vinify 21 grape varieties on over 5 hectares of vineyard. 

Christian Crittin
  • Director
Anne-Lise Crittin
  • Administration & sales
Marc Crittin
  • Viticulture and oenology
    (in formation)
Carlos Queiros
  • Winemaker

Our philosophy

Being an independent winegrower is all about know-how.

There is the work in the vineyard, the harvest, the crucial stage of vinification and the essential direct contact with our customers.

For over a hundred years, our philosophy has been to offer our customers an exceptional, high quality product that respects the environment. 

Our history

Year after year, the wine is the replication of the terrain and winemaker.

Our story began in1888 when Joseph,  a notary by education, acquired this magnificent residence in the heart of the village  and conceived a first press.

Joseph dit le notaire
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With passion for wine, he carried out the long tradition passing it along to his son, Joseph Junior. Who not only took over the business butalso significantly expanded the domain. 

The two world wars following ended with great depression leading to poverty-stricken times. 

Oswald, the founder's grandson, proudly held the reins of the company despite these turbulent. 

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Roby

In 1969, the business was passed on to his son Roby. 

C’est  l’année des premiers pas de l’homme sur la lune. Roby découvre une magnifique pierre en forme de lune, ce qui lui donne l’idée de nommer la cave “la Pleine Lune”.

Cent ans ont passé. En 1988, la 5e génération reprend le flambeau.Après des études viticoles et œnologiques, Christian dirige l’entreprise et est secondé par son épouse Anne.

With great perseverance and dynamism, he gradually transformed the vines and adapted them to modern times. New grape varieties were cultivated such as white and reds, Petite Arvine, Humagne, Syrah and Merlot. 

The future? It's already here! Marc Crittin works in the cellar and  shares his passion every day which has been passed on through generations. 

They are proud to carry on the craft of their ancestors.

Our domain

Like a precious stone set in a rock setting, Chamoson stands out with its mineral environment: a unique landscape for a unique terroir. 90% of the vineyard is located on an alluvium cone.

Thanks to the Mediterranean climate of central Valais, our vines benefit from exceptional exposure of more than 2,500 hours of sunshine per year. 

With a surface of seven hectares, our domain is located on 43 plots.

We cultivate 21 different grape varieties. 

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