Legend has it that the name of the Cornavin train station in Geneva comes from an old inn that went by the name of the " Corne à Vin", The Wine Horn, which brought together tardy people who had not managed to get back to the old town of Geneva in time for the nighttime curfew, when the gates to the city slammed shut at nightfall for safety. Some historians will argue otherwise saying the name could come from the episcopal vines that covered the hill until the early fifteenth century.
Centrally located, only 5 minutes from the train station and 10 minutes from the airport by public transport, the foundations of this building were built with different stones of the region mounted in three separate vaults. Initially, the latter contained a brewery, which was completely filled with earth at the beginning of the century to allow the surrounding buildings to erect along the rue de Lausanne.
The building above these vaults had to undergo major renovations in 2016 which in turn gave us the opportunity to restore the vaulted cellars making them an ideal venue for various events.
The wines we offer for your events are those of the Domaine Grand'Cour, from Swiss winemaker Jean-Pierre Pellegrin. Its bottles are a tribute to the heritage of Geneva and arouse a notorious craze, well beyond the limits of the canton and the country. Jean-Pierre Pellegrin is one of the five best Swiss winemakers honoured as a Swiss icon by Gault & Millau.
Some mythical wines rest under the vault at 33 meters below. They are visible through a glass door and age exceptional wines. This space can be opened in the presence of a person in charge of the Domaine Grand'Cour.