Originally from French-speaking Switzerland, with a viticultural training reduced to the simplest expression, the Bavaud family decided to become farmers to cultivate quality grapes to produce exceptional wines. Xavier, Martine and Valentin bought the farm in April 2020 when it was COVID19 and they had to wait until August 27 to be on the farm. The previous owners had already converted the vines into an organic winery. Their objectives are multiple but the main idea remains to produce the wines on the property by becoming the winegrowers and Valentin the eunologist of the smallest entirely organic farm!

wine is forEveryone

We believe that wine is something everyone can appreciate. It makes life a little sweeter! “When the wine is drawn, it must be drunk, especially if it is good” (Marcel Pagnol) and “There is more philosophy in a bottle of wine than in all the books.” (Louis Pasteur).

No pretension here but passion and listening to nature… Good things are the simplest, but simplicity is full of complexity! Sharing our wines is an invitation to relax and escape…

expect the bestQuality

Our wines capture the best of the fruit with all its maturity in order to reveal the innumerable flavors. Our winemaker takes care of the elaboration to the bottling without neglecting any step to continuously refine each wine produced with the clusters only of Lazanou.

Naturally we take the risk ...
Of making excellent wines ! Xavier Bavaud

Visits andWine tastings

We are happy to welcome each and everyone, couples or small groups of up to 20 people, but only by appointment, to receive you in the best conditions. Our goal is to make you discover our wines in an atmosphere conducive to exchanges and to surprise you with the extent of the flavors revealed!




We favor a friendly atmosphere full of good humor! it is also possible to book a meal specially prepared for you according to the season and your expectations. Do not hesitate to ask for our list of menus offered from two people…

our rangesDiscover our wines

Although Lazanou Organic Vineyards has just over 5 hectares under vineyard it boasts a variety of cultivars carefully chosen for their suitability to the microclimatic conditions and soils of the farm. Cultivars include Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay, Viognier, Syrah (Shiraz) and Mourvedre.

Chenin Blanc originates from the Loire Valley in France and is ideally suited to the warmer climatic conditions of Wellington. Lazanou has two vineyards under Chenin Blanc. The oldest vineyard planted in 1987. The other vineyard is mainely used for our Chenin Blanc/ Chardonnay/ Viognier blend.

Chardonnay originates from north-eastern France, notably Burgundy and Champagne. It is a popular cultivar internationally. Lazanou has two Chardonnay vineyards. One is used for our premier single vineyard Chardonnay and the other mainely for our Chenin Blanc / Chardonnay/ Viognier blend. We also take the opportunity to make early harvest to produce our MCC.

Viognier originates from the northern Rhone region in France. It is an increasingly fashionable cultivar internationally, particularly in blends with Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay or Syrah. Lazanou has two Viognier vineyards grapes from which are used in our Chenin Blanc / Chardonnay/ Viognier blend.

Syrah, better known as Shiraz in South Africa and Australia, also originates from the northern Rhone region in France and is increasing in popularity internationally. Lazanou had two Syrah vineyards but we currently only have one. We have uprooted and put in fallow one vineyard to plant in the next two years new vines.

Mourvedre, internationally known by its French name, is of Spanish origin (monastrell). This cultivar is increasingly successful in serious southern French blends. Grapes from this vineyard are used to produce a northern Rhone style Syrah/ Mourvedre blend.

7 Varietals
9 Numbers of vineyards
18583 Number of vines