Féchy is a winegrowing village that is proud of its traditions and the vineyards it has protected since 1971.
In order to pass on this cultural heritage to new generations, the village and winegrowers have joined forces to create a special place: the Vigne du Monde (Vineyard of the World).
At the foot of the 11th century church, overlooking an exceptional panorama of Lake Geneva and the Alps, a plot of land belonging to the village was transformed to host the Vigne du Monde in 1996. Since then, each year, the winegrowers welcome a host country whose typical grape varieties are planted on one of the micro-terraces that make up this international plot.
In 1996, the region of Savoie opened the ball and La Vigne du Monde welcomed Mondeuse Blanche and Noire, Viognier, Roussanne, Altesse and Cabernet Sauvignon wines.
A year later, the guests of honour were Ukraine and Georgia.
Portugal, Spain, Romania and Luxembourg are just some of the European countries honoured. Argentina and South Africa allowed non-European plants to make their appearance at the foot of the Féchy bell tower.
In 2011, with New Zealand, a new continent is contributing its stone to the edifice. In the end, no fewer than 58 grape varieties are being nurtured by the commune's winegrowers. In September, these grapes are harvested and then vinified separately to produce a special cuvée.