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Swiss Wine - Small is Beautiful

Wine has been grown in Switzerland for 2,000 years. Yet very little is known about these wines outside of Switzerland. That is because the Swiss drink most of it, in spite of making wine in nearly every canton (county) the Swiss are large importers of wine.

Switzerland is a fascinating winemaking country. The vineyards landscapes are enchanting and the diversity is incredible. Add to that a requirement to be sustainable and green, quality expectations unrivaled anywhere, with unique terroirs and varieties and you have a wine lover's dreamland. Right on your doorstep in the heart of Europe, often ignored for its larger neighbours, but an unmissable experience for every wine lover.

All our Swiss Wines 

Swiss Wine Regions

Nearly every canton (county) produces wine but the main areas are along the lakes and major rivers. In Western Switzerland along Lake Geneva, Lake Neuchâtell and the Rhône. In Eastern Switzerland along the Rhine and Lake Zürich. In Southern Switzerland in the lake valleys of Italian speaking Ticino. Start your journey below:

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Vaud

Vaud is a wine tourists paradise with four very distinctive regions steeped in beauty and history.

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Valais

Valais is the uncontestable champion of Swiss wines on the international scene.

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Neuchâtel & the Trois Lacs

Lively whites and fantastic reds with a view over the entire Alps

Ticino

Ticino (Tessin)

Ticino is Switzerland's warmest climate - a land where Merlot thrives.

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Eastern Switzerland

Zürich, Schaffhausen, Aargau, Thurgau, St. Gallen, Basel.

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Geneva

Geneva should be on every wine lovers list for a perfect short food and wine break.

Graubunden

Graubünden

Forget Heidi, the wines are what matter here.

Swiss Winemakers

In Switzerland wine is so embedded in life and land that everyone either is a winemaker or knows one (usually many). There are hundreds of small family producers and even the larger winemakers are small on the world scale, which allows for diversity and high quality. We have chosen some of the best representatives of Switzerland's wine scene - classic family wineries, top cooperatives and cult winemakers. 

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Schlossgut Bachtobel

A magical place in the hills near Constance - and awesome Pinot.

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Badoux Vins

The "Aigle Les Murailles" is one of the top wines and one of the most famous in Switzerland.

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Guido Brivio

To obtain the best grapes in Ticino closer contacts were established with the region's wine-growers.

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Chanton Weine

Creative, courageous and extraordinarily talented, Chantons have grown grapes since 1944.

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Marie-Thérèse Chappaz

Marie-Thérèse Chappaz’s Petite Arvines are outstanding due to minerality and their capacity for ageing.

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Cave de La Côte

Discover the wines of La Côte - a privileged region counting several high quality terroirs.

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Davaz

More fantastic Pinot.

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Donatsch

The winery and restaurant Donatsch is perhaps one of the most famous in Eastern Switzerland.

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Blaise Duboux

Top Lavaux wines

Eichholz

Irene Grünenfelder, Eichholz

Magnificent Pinot.

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Weingut Fromm

Truly excellent Pinot from Graubünden.

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Jean-René Germanier and Gilles Besse - a family tradition of award winning wines.

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Gialdi Vini

One of the leaders in North Ticino.

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Weinbau Hermann

A lovely family estate in Flasch.

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Domaine de Maison Blanche

Superb Chasselas, a sparkling and a ton of ideas :)

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Luc Massy

Dezaley and Epesses Chasselas heaven.

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Simon Maye & Fils

One of the famed ones, for a reason

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Domaine des Muses

Every single wine is exceptional

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Domaine De Montmollin

Chasselas and Pinot Noir from Auvernier.

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Obrecht in der Sonne

"Obrecht in the sunshine" - what a name!

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Annatina Pelizzatti

Near impossible to get!

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Provins

Provins is the main wine producer in Valais.

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Scadenagut - Peter Wegelin

A Grand Master of all Pinot.

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Stäger Weine

Our new reference Graubunden Pinot!

Swiss Wine Grapes

In Switzerland we have a wide repertoire of grape varieties and winemaking styles and almost every grape variety has a perfect terroir somewhere. Some of these are only grown in Switzerland including some of the rarest anywhere (such as the casanova grape Gwäss or the rarest Plantscher). Start exploring below:

Amigne

Amigne

Nearly all the world’s Amigne is grown around the village of Vétroz in Valais, Switzerland. 

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Cabernet Franc

We offer Cabernet Franc from Switzerland and Israel as single variety wines and blends.

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Cabernet Sauvignon

Wherever there are vines growing around the world there is likely to be Cabernet Sauvignon. 

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Chardonnay

Forget any prejudices and long-held beliefs, this is where the new Chardonnay adventure begins.

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Chasselas

Chasselas shines in Switzerland as a smooth yet interesting wine.

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Cornalin (Rouge du Pays)

Cornalin, originally named Rouge du Pays, was once the dominant red grape variety in Valais.

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Diolinoir

Diolinoir have excellent deep colour, as might be expected, good tannins and are quite powerful.

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Doral

Doral is a relatively new grape and is a cross between Chasselas and Chardonnay

Dôle Blend

Not a wine type, but so quintessential it deserves its own page.

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Eyholzer Roter (Hibou)

A medium red, with a nose of mountain violets and berries

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Gamaret

A new grape, as a single variety of singular smooth elegance.

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Gamay

Such an exciting grape with superb food-matching abilities.

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Garanoir

Very smooth tannins, low acidity, a deep colour and generous fruit.

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Gewürztraminer

A beautiful floral nose, packed with rose petals, and also spice and cloves.

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Gwäss

Gwäss is important as the ancestor of many modern French and German wine varieties. 

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Himbertscha

Another rarity, aromas of spring herbs, dandelion, hazelnuts and lemons.

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Humagne Blanche

A delicate wine, blossoms, honey and resin. Creamy low acidity like Chasselas

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Humagne Rouge

The more elegant yet animal indigenous red.

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Lafnetscha

This is a very rare grape only found in the Haut-Valais

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Marsanne

The Swiss embraced Marsanne and it became a Valais speciality.

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Merlot

Hugely popular worldwide - but Alpine Merlot is in its own league.

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Mondeuse Noire

Dark, intense, a touch wild and yet well balanced.

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Müller Thurgau

An early ripening cold climate grape.

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Petite Arvine

The queen of the Alpine whites, tastes like nothing else.

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Pinot Blanc

The best are concentrated, complex and age well in bottle.

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Pinot Gris

One of my favourite varieties, almost as great as Riesling.

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Pinot Noir

The world's best subtle red.

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Plantscher

A very rare grape despite having sire impressive offspring.

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Riesling

The queen of whites. We are a Riesling lover's dream.

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Roussanne

Roussanne climbed from the Rhone into the Savoie.

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Rèze

one of the oldest white grape varieties still grown in Valais.

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Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc is everywhere.

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Savagnin - for me, one of the great white wine varieties.

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Scheurebe (Sämling)

The good dry wines have unique notes - worth looking for.

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Sylvaner (Johannisberg)

The Sylvaner has much to offer with more spiciness coming through with age.

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Syrah

Syrah can make very intense loud wines, but in our climate it has elegance

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Viognier

The Viognier grape also came up the Rhone.

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