The capites

Built in wood or masonry, the capites were used as tool sheds at a time when cars did not yet exist. Most of them had to hold a fossoir, a type of hoe used mainly in the vines, that had two or three teeth. This tool is the origin of the word for a unit of measure in Lavaux, used to describe a surface area: it corresponds to the amount of land that a man could work in a day, 450 m2.

Capites, Dézaley, refuge


Association Appellation Dézaley Grand Cru
Jean-François Chevalley
Route du Treytorrens 1
1096 En Dézaley