At the Château, enjoy our guest rooms, wine bar with terrace, and garden. The Château Rochefort serenely reigns over four hectares of vineyards cultivated entirely through biodynamics, producing Grands Crus to savour on site or take home with you. The château is a recognised stopover on the Compostela road, which sees many pilgrims ringing at its door.
The castle’s charm dates back to the 14th century, though the origins of its name can be traced to the 15th century, when it fell under the control of the Menthons, lords of Rochefort in Savoy. The estate would soon change hands. From the 16th century on, numerous owners succeeded one another at the head of the estate. Finally, in 1838, Antoine Albert and Anne-Louise-Georgette Recordon, lacking descendants, bequeathed it to the “Bourse des pauvres” of the municipality of Lausanne, which still owns the estate to this day.
Today the chateau is managed by the Swedish-American couple Annette & Jay who in addition to the guest rooms and wine bar also run a table d’hôtes named Jay’s Table every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening. Jay Ciccarelli, who after spending more than 30 years cooking for the Versace, Getty, Carl Bucherer, de Medici, Bertarelli and Stroll families, decided to settle down on the Vaud coast to share his cuisine inspired by the many trips that have punctuated his life. An accessible, creative and generous cuisine full of surprises and a real treat for any food lover. Due to its popularity, reservation in advance is needed.