Created in 1929 by some of La Côte's winegrowers, Cave de La Côte-Uvavins today counts 400 producers exploiting 415 hectares of vine and producing more than 200 different vintages, including Clos, Châteaux (castles), Domaines (estates), and terms of origin from different villages and towns with well-marked tastes and characters.
Parcel number: 1800
Vine number: 415 hectares
Number of grape varieties: 29
Main white grape varieties: Chasselas, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Gewürztraminer, Riesling-Sylvaner
Main red grape varieties: Gamay, Pinot Noir, Gamaret, Garanoir, Merlot, Cabernet-Franc
Place: wine cellars in Morges and Nyon
CProduction capacity: 20000 hl in Morges et 20000 hl in Nyon (average harvest)
Wine cellars: 800 wine vats -including 200 barrels- from 1000 to 25000 litres; 18 traditional tuns of 180 hectolitres each; 1 cellar for the breeding of wines in barrels
Number of wines produced: 200
Number of conditioned bottles: 6-7 million bottles each year (still wines and sparkling wines)
Storage capacity: 2 million bottles on a surface of 2000m²
In Switzerland: wholesalers and supermarkets
Abroad: exportation to Germany, France, USA, Japan, Ontario and Norway
> 1929: Eighty-five winegrowers from Morges and the surrounding region decided to get together and to establish the Cave des Viticulteurs de Morges, which immediately equipped itself with many wine presses and vases for the storage of harvests, and started to commercialise them.
> 1941: The Cave des Viticulteurs de Morges transformed itself into a federation and welcomed Nyon and Gilly into its bossom.
> 1947: It is Saint-Prex's turn to join the federation.
> Then, from 1974 onwards, the Cave des Viticulteurs de Morges adopts the current name of UVAVINS-CAVE DE LA CÔTE.