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Switzerland - Low Intervention

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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.

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  • Mitis Amigne de Vétroz Cave Jean Rene Germanier

    A stunning sweet. 2011.
  • Dôle Balavaud Grand Cru Cave Jean Rene Germanier

    The classic Valais blend, balanced and harmonious¨
  • Mont-Sur-Rolle Grand Cru Domaine de Maison Blanche

    Our classic Chasselas - just right!
  • Petite Arvine Cave Jean Rene Germanier

    A fantastically balanced Petite Arvine
  • Oeil de Perdrix Domaine de Montmollin

    Expressive, complex, interesting - the Swiss take rosé seriously
  • Fendant Balavaud Grand Cru Cave Jean Rene Germanier

    An impressive example of classic Fendant
  • Amigne de Vétroz Balavaud Grand Cru Cave Jean Rene Germanier

    Discover one of the best Amigne.
  • Cornalin "Champmarais" Cave Jean Rene Germanier

    Altitude Cornalin barrel fermented - wildness in a Tux
  • Sassi Grossi Gialdi

    One of my favourite Merlots anywhere!
  • Pinot Noir Balavaud Grand Cru Cave Jean Rene Germanier

    Classic Pinot
  • Neuchatel Non Filtré Domaine de Montmollin

    The last of the 2017 - unfiltered chasselas of lovely complexity
  • Resi Vispertal Chanton Wein

    Ultra-rare grape revived by Chanton.
  • Cayas, Syrah Barrique Cave Jean Rene Germanier

    A concentrated yet fresh Syrah.
  • Humagne Rouge Cave Jean Rene Germanier

    Shows how interesting Humagne Rouge can be.
  • Fendant Classique Domaine des Muses

    The delicious Fendant for fondue and nibbles.
  • Müller Thurgau Schlossgut Bachtobel

    A really impressive Müller Thurgau - will keep for years and years too.
  • Gamay Grande Réserve, Les Romaines Les Freres Dutruy

    One of the best oaked Gamay anywhere
  • Heida de Vex Cave Jean Rene Germanier

    Pure and untouched Heida magic.
  • Rosé de Gamay Domaine des Muses

    Tingly and beautiful rosé
  • St-Saphorin Blaise Duboux

    not usually found in 75cl, don't miss it
  • Fendant President Troillet Marie-Therese Chappaz

    The most famous Fendant of Marie Therese's range - possibly the first of her wines I knew
  • Grain Ermitage Marie-Therese Chappaz

    My special favourite in Marie-Therese Chappaz's range. Stunning year on year
  • Grain Nature Marie-Therese Chappaz

    This is supremely elegant natural wine
  • Dole La Liaudisaz Marie-Therese Chappaz

    A gorgeous concentrated Dole, without being too serious
  • Grain Noble Arvine Marie-Therese Chappaz

    Legendary sweet wine
  • Grain Noir Marie-Therese Chappaz

    Cabernet and Merlot in Alpine purity
  • Doral "Expression" Cave de La Cote Uvavins

    An exotic white wine from Alpine Lake Geneva...
  • Goutte d'Or Domaine de Montmollin

    A warmer richer type of Chasselas

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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 in Western Switzerland.

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Valais

Valais is the uncontestable champion of Swiss wines.

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Neuchâtel & Trois Lacs

Pinot Noir, Oeil de Pedrix and lively whites

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Ticino (Tessin)

A land where Merlot thrives.

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Eastern Switzerland

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

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Geneva

Huge diversity and a perfect short food and wine break.

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Graubünden

Pinot Noir land extraordinaire.

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