Wine tasting class : Italian grape varieties - 02.06.22 (in French)
Start : 02/06/2022 19:00
End : 02/06/2022 21:00
Place : Vinothèque of Lonay
Price : CHF 79.-
Category : Wine tasting classes
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Wine tasting class : Italian grape varieties - 09.06.22 (in English)
Start : 09/06/2022 19:00
End : 09/06/2022 21:00
Place : Vinothèque of Lonay
Price : CHF 79.-
Category : Wine tasting classes
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Discovering Veneto (Amarone) -26.10.22 (in French)
Start : 26/10/2022 18:30
End : 26/10/2022 20:30
Place : Wineshop in Lonay
Price : CHF 84.-
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Discovering Piedmont - 09.11.22 (in French)
Start : 09/11/2022 18:30
End : 09/11/2022 20:30
Place : Wineshop in Lonay
Price : CHF 84.-
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OUR PRIVATE ON-DEMAND WINE TASTING FORMATS

Choose your themed wine tasting format, from 10 people, with a private sommelier. Contact us for a tailor-made wine event.

Priorat vs Montsant
Price (1 to 10 pp) : 800 CHF
Price (11 to 20 pp) : 1200 CHF
  • Duration: 1h45-2h00
  • For amateurs or/and enthusiasts
  • Your evening: The regions of Montsant and Priorat are often confused. But why? What are the main differences? What are the impacts on the wines produced? Through this tasting, we will discover these two regions, their grape varieties and their differences.
  • Location: Vinothèque de Lonay



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Montepulciano: the misunderstood grape variety
Price (1 to 10 pp) : 480 CHF
Price (11 to 20 pp) : 700 CHF
  • Duration: 1h15
  • For amateurs or/and enthusiasts
  • Your evening: Montepulciano is a grape variety that is not very well known and appreciated for its qualities. Be careful not to confuse the city of Montepulciano in Tuscany whose wines are produced mainly from Sangiovese. Here, we will discover very high quality wines from Abruzzo and Marche. We promise you, you will be hooked!
  • Location: Vinothèque de Lonay



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The Italian islands: Sicily and Sardinia
Price (1 to 10 pp) : 580 CHF
Price (11 to 20 pp) : 800 CHF
  • Duration: 1h45
  • For amateurs or/and enthusiasts
  • Your evening: We invite you for a short trip to the Italian islands of Sicily and Sardinia. You will fall under the spell of the wines produced from autochthonous grape varieties such as Nero d'Avola, Cannonau, Nieddera, but also from international grape varieties. We will conclude the tasting with a typical and traditional wine that will not leave you indifferent.
  • Location: Vinothèque de Lonay



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Puglia
Price (1 to 10 pp) : 600 CHF
Price (11 to 20 pp) : 900 CHF
  • Duration: 1h45
  • For lovers or/and enthusiasts of intense and sunny wines
  • Your evening: Puglia, land of autochthonous grape varieties such as Primitivo, Negroamaro and Susumaniello will charm you with the diversity, roundness and opulence of its wines. Come and discover and taste the differences between these autochthonous grape varieties typical of this beautiful region.
  • Location: Vinothèque de Lonay



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Tuscany
Price (1 to 10 pp) : 680 CHF
Price (11 to 20 pp) : 990 CHF
  • Duration: 1h45
  • For amateurs or/and enthusiasts
  • Your evening: Sangiovese is one of the most planted grape varieties in Italy. It is mainly found in Tuscany. We will discover single-variety wines based on Sangiovese, but also blends such as Super-Tuscans that combine the local variety with international varieties.
  • Location: Vinothèque de Lonay



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Piedmont
Price (1 to 10 pp) : 680 CHF
Price (11 to 20 pp) : 990 CHF
  • Duration: 1h45
  • For amateurs or/and enthusiasts
  • Your evening: The king of wines, the wine of kings. Barolo fascinates by its history, but do you know it? Historically, nebbiolo was used to produce sweet wines! In this tasting, we propose you to discover the history and the magic of the wines based on Nebbiolo, but also on Barbera
  • Location: Vinothèque de Lonay



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Veneto (Antolini)
Price (1 to 10 pp) : 600 CHF
Price (11 to 20 pp) : 900 CHF
  • Duration: 1h45
  • For lovers or/and enthusiasts of intense and powerful wines
  • Your evening: Discover the Valpolicella region, its typical grape varieties and wines. Through the history of this region, we will explain all about the various methods of vinification, which give each wine its character and originality. We will taste the wines of a single producer, a small independent artisan winemaker in Marano: Antolini.
  • Location: Vinothèque de Lonay



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The 8 Italian red grape varieties
Price (1 to 10 pp) : 600 CHF
Price (11 to 20 pp) : 900 CHF
  • Duration: 2h00-2h15
  • For amateurs and / or enthusiasts, in addition to part 1/2
  • Your evening: Discover the 8 main Italian grape varieties in a fun way. We'll tell you all about their origins, names, history and particularities. Then we'll go for a blind tasting in search of these grape varieties. The approach is relaxed and no need to be a connoisseur to participate in this session. This tasting is an amalgam of part 1 and 2
  • Location: Vinothèque de Lonay



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4 Italian red grape varieties (part 1/2)
Price (1 to 10 pp) : 400 CHF
Price (11 to 20 pp) : 600 CHF
  • Duration: 1h15
  • For amateurs and / or enthusiasts
  • Your evening: discover the 4 main grape varieties of Italy in a playful way. We'll tell you all about their origins, names, history and particularities. Then, we will go for a blind tasting in search of these grape varieties. The approach is relaxed and you don't need to be a wine connoisseur to participate in this session.
  • Location: Vinothèque de Lonay



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THE WINE TASTING LOCATION & WINE SHOP OF LONAY


Discover a place of passionate people, dedicated to wine tastings and private wine events in the Lausanne area


In 1991 the adventure began with the creation of the Oenothèque and the Restaurant de la Treille in Penthaz by Giorgio Loparco. For two decades, these two institutions were references in Italian gastronomy and wine. At the beginning of 2010, the adventure continues with the change of identity to "alfavin.ch" to dedicate itself only to the distribution of fine Italian and Spanish wines. However, the objectives remain the same: to offer the best wines at the best prices and to identify the nuggets produced by small artisans. Alfavin.ch is in constant search of wines that make you feel good and give you emotions. Thanks to this long experience of more than 30 years, strong relationships have been established with producers and customers... the friends of alfavin.ch.


Our wine shop in Lonay welcomes you to advise you and sell wine, sparkling wine and grappa. You can consult our opening hours at any time at the bottom of our site. We also have a room for wine courses, thematic tastings or private tastings for up to 25 people. This space is equipped with a large screen for the diffusion of photos and various presentations and several tables that can be arranged according to the group. Everything is set up to provide the best possible wine experience.




Who is alfavin.ch ?

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Jean-Daniel, La Relève

Jean-Daniel, of Italian and Spanish origin, was born in Lausanne several decades ago. In 1991, when his father opened the Oenothèque de la Treille in Penthaz, he was already handling the wine bottle like no other. Nevertheless, he decided to work outside the family business. After a few years in the oil industry, an MBA at IMD and then a few years in finance, he finally decided in 2016 to take over the family business which became alfavin.ch. Jean-Daniel is a graduate of the Changins wine school and loves to share his passion. Working as close as possible to his values, Jean-Daniel will tell you anecdotes gathered over the years and enriching encounters with passionate winemakers.
His favorites: Pistillo (Poderi San Lazarro) and the old Nelin (Clos Mogador) for the whites. As for red wines, Moros (Claudio Quarta) in Puglia, Amarone Ca'Coato (Antolini) in Veneto, Oreno (Sette Ponti) in Tuscany, Clos Mogador (René Barbier) in Priorat and Kurni (Oasi degli Angeli) in Marche.

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Olivier, The Sommelier

Originally from France, he started working at alfavin.ch on Labor Day. Olivier is above all a passionate and epicurean. He studied and learned about wine in Tain L'Hermitage in France. Thanks to rich experiences with Anne-Sophie Pic at the Beau Rivage Palace, the Palafitte in Neuchâtel and many others, Olivier has developed his knowledge and his desire to share around wine. After 12 years in the hotel and restaurant business, Olivier was looking for a new chapter in his professional life. His meeting with Jean-Daniel, where passion and professionalism are the key words, allows him today to continue to explore the world of wine and to share with you his advice and experiences.
His favorites: Greco di Tufo (Claudio Quarta) and Nelin (Clos Mogador) for white wines. For red wines: ES Primitivo (Gianfranco Fino) in Puglia, Il Grande Silenzio (Fosso Corno) in Abruzzo and Kurni (Oasi degli Angeli) in the Marche



QUESTIONS ABOUT OUR WINE TASTING COURSES IN THE MORGES, LAUSANNE AREA?
Find out about our monthly wine tasting classes at the Vinothèque de Lonay. Improve your oenology skills, have a good time with our sommeliers or even our wine producers and discover the wine regions of Italy and Spain. If you are looking for a private wine tasting in the Lausanne area, you are at the right place! Find on this page our themes for a private evening with a sommelier, for any size of group, between friends or for a team-building wine tasting. If you wish another format of events, tasting or wine courses, made to measure, do not hesitate to contact us for more information or a quote.