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Switzerland

Switzerland is a fabulous winemaking country and one of the most wine crazy countries. There's an exuberance of native and international varieties available, as well as totally new ones! Right on your doorstep in the heart of Europe, often ignored for its larger neighbours, Switzerland is an unmissable experience for every wine lover.

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. Still, seeking out Swiss wine is worth the effort because the quality is exceptional. 

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.

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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  • Dôle Balavaud Grand Cru Cave Jean Rene Germanier

    The classic Valais blend, balanced and harmonious¨
  • Douce Noire Domaine des Abeilles d'Or

    Silk and cashmere in a glass
  • GamarOne Cave de La Cote Uvavins

    Big, bold, smooth and fresh - a little crazy
  • Gamaret-Garanoir "Expression" Cave de La Cote Uvavins

    Possibly the best red with spicy food anywhere!
  • Pinot Noir Suisse Vin de Pays Cave de La Cote Uvavins

    Fresh fruity and typically Swiss Pinot Noir
  • La Clémence, Gamaret Cave de Geneve

    A particularly elegant Gamaret
  • Syrah Réserve Domaine des Muses

    A most impressive Syrah from one of the best
  • Syrah Classique Domaine des Muses

    Fresh and fruity Syrah with typical Muses complexity
  • Pinot Noir Simon Maye et Fils

    RARE - available once a year on pre-order.
  • Clos Combe d'Uvrier Varone

    Serious Swiss Red.
  • Cornalin "Champmarais" Cave Jean Rene Germanier

    Altitude Cornalin barrel fermented - wildness in a Tux
  • Riflessi d'Epoca Guido Brivio

    "made the old way" Ticino Merlot
  • Terpsichore Séduction Rouge Domaine des Muses

    A stunning blend of the two main Valais native reds. Worth every penny!
  • Le Lézard Rouge Badoux Vins

    Ripasso-style wine of Pinot Noir over Garanoir. It's Pinot Noir with just a nudge of oomph
  • Cornalin Grand Métral Provins

    Fantastic example to discover Cornalin
  • Pinot Noir No. 2 Schlossgut Bachtobel

    Classic Pinot Noir from Eastern Switzerland.
  • Pinot Noir No. 3 Schlossgut Bachtobel

    Legendary Pinot Noir from Eastern Switzerland.
  • Syrah de Sion, Maître de Chais - Réserve & Réserve Spéciale Provins

    A gorgeous Syrah from Provins.
  • Touché Guido Brivio

    The perfectly balanced Merlot - fruit and body, still at a nice price, just right. "Touché" indeed.
  • Platinum Guido Brivio

    A masterpiece of concentration.
  • Dogaia Guido Brivio

    An extremely clever red blend. For those who like mineral reds but want a full body too
  • Sassi Grossi Gialdi

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

    Classic Pinot
  • Pinot Noir 'M' Cicero

    Last chance to snatch up this cult Pinot Noir.
  • Cayas, Syrah Barrique Cave Jean Rene Germanier

    A concentrated yet fresh Syrah.
  • Eyholzer Roter Chanton Wein

    A surprising Alpine red, pale, fruity but also surprisingly, err, animal
  • Pinot Noir Mario Barrique Chanton Wein

    Oaked Pinot from the highest area of the Valais
  • 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.
  • Humagne Rouge Simon Maye et Fils

  • Gama-Belle Cave de La Cote Uvavins

    A wine for chocolate.
  • Humagne Rouge du Valais "Grandmaître" Barrique Gregor Kuonen et Fils

    Rich and ripe Humagne Rouge
  • Merlot "Grandmaître" Barrique Gregor Kuonen et Fils

    For the Merlot lover this is a treat
  • Humagne Rouge Cave Jean Rene Germanier

    Shows how interesting Humagne Rouge can be.
  • L'Humaniste, Gamaret-Syrah Cave de Geneve

    A structured and fruit rich wine with peppery spice.
  • Cabernet Fût de Chêne 9/9 Cave de Geneve

    Fresh yet intense Cabernet from Geneva.
  • Cornalin Tradition Domaine des Muses

    A demonstration in Cornalin mastery.
  • Humagne Rouge Tradition Domaine des Muses

    A wilder version of Humagne Rouge
  • Aigle Les Murailles Rouge Badoux Vins

    The new red partner of the iconic Aigle Les Murailles.
  • Pinot Noir Neuchâtel Domaine de Montmollin

    Smooth Pinot Noir, won Grand Or in Brussels in 2017
  • 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.
  • Arzo Gialdi

    From the village of Arzo near Mendrizio comes this classic southern Ticino Merlot.
  • Trentasei Gialdi

    A supremely elegant Merlot. 36 months in barrel and smooth as silk
  • Electus Valais Mundi

    A wine created to raise expectations about Swiss wine to a whole new level.
  • Ruistal Varone

    Bold blend from Valais.
  • Diolinoir, Domaine de l'Évêché Provins

    Extraordinary wine with this new cult variety

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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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