In 2001, with the departure of the outgoing president of the International Olympic Committee, His Excellence Mr Juan Antonio Samaranch, a plot of grapevines was entrusted to the IOC by the Vaudoise authorities.
This plot produces some 150 bottles of chasselas each year bearing the label « Vintage ICO, Olympic Grapevine », which has since stocked the ICO cellars. Born of a noble lineage, this vine’s full-bodied yield is characterised by its elegance and by its floral fragrances drawn from a distinguished gravelly soil.
Located at the so called « Priory », this plot situated on the heights of Aigle Castle belongs to the estate of the County Hospices. And, in the light of the aforementioned, the vineyard was naturally christened « Olympic Grapevine ». Today the Olympic Grapevine is recognised thanks to a commemorative copper plaque on the hut guarding the entrance to the enclosed garden which declares : « In tribute to S. E. Juan Antonio Samaranch, Olympic International Committee President from 1980 to 2001, the State Council of the canton of Vaud entrusts this 150m2 plot to the ICO under the title of Olympic Grapevine »