Currently, the wines that we serve with meals in the "Piocher" come from the wine cellars of:
No path is too long for Isabella and Stéphane Kellenberger, no wall too high. Their vineyards stretch from Fully in the Lower Valais to Visperterminen in the Upper Valais - in short, through the entire Valais. They literally walk miles for good wine....
Isabella and Stéphane met while studying oenology in Vaud. Their relationship has long been not only professional but also private. They have two children. Their common strengths lie in the breadth of their individual professional experience, their different interests, as well as in the contrast of their personal traits, which nevertheless harmonise perfectly, just like a good wine.
We are very proud to serve their wines in our wine pairings.
At the "Piocher", Fernando and Christoph forego the use of a menu. They want their guests to succumb fully to the pleasure of their meal, thereby encouraging the feeling of conviviality. Each dish is paired with the perfect wine from a specially selected winemaker. In order to make this plan work, the "Piocher" only has 4 tables.
“I had a dream that my guests would come together in the "Piocher" to enjoy and abandon themselves to the food and the wine”, is how Fernando explained his plans. This outstanding chef has international experience, but has been inspired by his own way of living: "We cook what we think is fun to cook, and what we ourselves like to eat. The dishes change every 5 to 6 weeks. We want our guests just to concentrate on their enjoyment of the food, and not to be distracted by what’s on a menu”.
Guests can decide on the size of their own meals and on whether they want their food to be served with wine or not. The chefs do aim to take account of specific preferences, but: “We aren’t able to offer purely vegan meals” added Christoph Kummer, who is Fernando’s right-hand man.
At the "Piocher" we are awarded 13 GaultMillau points.