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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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  • Gamaret-Garanoir "Expression" Cave de La Cote Uvavins

    Possibly the best red with spicy food anywhere!
  • Oeil de Perdrix Domaine de Montmollin

    Expressive, complex, interesting - the Swiss take rosé seriously
  • Chemin de Fer Luc Massy

    One of the legendary Chasselas of Lavaux. Very mineral, complex and subtle. For the Chasselas connaisseur.
  • Gewürztraminer Chanton Wein

    The wine that was never meant to be. Last chance.
  • Clos de Chillon Badoux Vins

    Oaked Chasselas with class.
  • Terpsichore Séduction Rouge Domaine des Muses

    A stunning blend of the two main Valais native reds. Worth every penny!
  • Touché Guido Brivio

    The perfectly balanced Merlot - fruit and body, still at a nice price, just right. "Touché" indeed.
  • Pinot Noir 'M' Cicero

    Last chance to snatch up this cult Pinot Noir.
  • Cornalin "Champmarais" Cave Jean Rene Germanier

    Altitude Cornalin barrel fermented - wildness in a Tux
  • Platinum Guido Brivio

    A masterpiece of concentration.
  • Eclat Valais Mundi

    No compromise wine - oaked yet pure light and infinitely subtle.
  • Old Deer Swiss Premium Single Malt Whisky Langatun

    Superb Swiss Whisky
  • Old Deer Swiss Premium Single Malt Whisky Cask-Proof Langatun

    Smooth Swiss Whisky
  • Lafnetscha Chanton Wein

    If you like to try rare grapes, here is one of the rarest!
  • Himbertscha Chanton Wein

    Rescued in 1984 this is a dry Alpine white
  • Plantscher Chanton Wein

    Plantscher is a descendent of Furmint. This is an aromatic wine mostly enjoyed with cheese.
  • Gwäss Chanton Wein

    The casanova grape
  • Heida Chanton Wein

    Mouth-wateringly fantastic. A taste of summer meadows.
  • Dôle Balavaud Grand Cru Cave Jean Rene Germanier

    The classic Valais blend, balanced and harmonious¨
  • Heida Mario Beerenauslese Chanton Wein

    Incredibly complex and crystal pure dessert wine.
  • Eyholzer Roter Chanton Wein

    A surprising Alpine red, pale, fruity but also surprisingly, err, animal
  • Petite Arvine Chanton Wein

    Complex and pure Petite Arvine. Mature and impressive.
  • Pinot Noir Mario Barrique Chanton Wein

    Oaked Pinot from the highest area of the Valais
  • Riesling Chanton Wein

    An elegant Riesling - notes of green apple.
  • Riesling Mario Trockenbeerenauslese Chanton Wein

    A superb 'stickie' from Chanton.
  • Humagne Rouge, Maître de Chais Provins

    Humagne rouge is both floral and animal
  • Baiocco Guido Brivio

    A crowd pleaser both for Merlot lovers and a surprise to the "I don't like Merlot" crowd.
  • 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

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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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