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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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  • Blanc de Blancs Brut Domaine de Maison Blanche

    Sparkling Chasselas as it should be done. Creamy, refreshing, fruity, lively.
  • Gewürztraminer Chanton Wein

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

    Oaked Chasselas with class.
  • Viognier Domaine de Maison Blanche

    Mature fresh cold climate Viognier
  • 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.
  • Heida du Valais Badoux Vins

    Heida is the high altitude variety in Switzerland. This mature one is extraordinary
  • 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.
  • Merlot Saleggi Delea

    Merlot from Losone, Ticino
  • Constellation Giroud Vins

    The first attempt ambitious international blend of Valais Native grapes.
  • Terre Vivante - Assemblage Rouge Gregor Kuonen et Fils

    BIG, big red from Gregor Kuonen.
  • Chardonnay Vielles Vignes Simon Maye et Fils

    Fantastic mature Chardonnay
  • Marsanne Réserve Domaine des Muses

    Mature oaked Marsanne - really intriguing
  • Doux Delire Sylvaner Passerille Ollon

  • Humagne Rouge du Valais "Grandmaître" Barrique Gregor Kuonen et Fils

    Rich and ripe Humagne Rouge
  • Pinot Noir Yvorne Barrique de Chêne Badoux Vins

    Gone soon! Oaked Pinot Noir from the Chablais region.

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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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