Switzerland - Slow Wine
Swiss Wine - Small and Perfectly Formed
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, so Swiss wine is hard to find.
Switzerland is a fabulous winemaking country and one of the most wine crazy countries. In Switzerland wine is so embedded in life and land that almost everyone either is a winemaker or knows one (usually many). The Swiss also have very high expectations of quality, sustainability and ecology, which means the wines are not just excellent, they are also clean and green. The vineyard landscapes are stunning, with unique terroirs and an exhuberance of native and internation varieties. This is a wine lover's dreamland.
Being Swiss, I am able to source wines that are very hard to get - sometimes only because my parents already bought them! I have chosen some of the best representatives of Switzerland's wine scene - classic family wineries, top cooperatives and cult winemakers.
Find your wine in the list below, or jump to the regions and keep reading.
Fendant Classique Domaine des MusesThe delicious Fendant for fondue and nibbles.
Johannisberg de Chamoson Cave Jean Rene GermanierBest Johannisberg in 2016, a great winter aperitif
Eclat Valais MundiNo compromise wine - oaked yet pure light and infinitely subtle.
Cornalin Grand Métral ProvinsFantastic example to discover Cornalin
Oeil de Perdrix Domaine de MontmollinExpressive, complex, interesting - the Swiss take rosé seriously
Gamay Grande Réserve, Les Romaines Les Freres DutruyOne of the best oaked Gamay anywhere
Terpsichore Séduction Rouge Domaine des MusesA stunning blend of the two main Valais native reds. Worth every penny!