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Switzerland - Slow Wine - Old Vines

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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.
  • Aigle Les Murailles Badoux Vins

    The reference Swiss Chasselas. Back in Stock
  • Gamaret-Garanoir "Expression" Cave de La Cote Uvavins

    Possibly the best red with spicy food anywhere!
  • Petite Arvine Grand Cru Cave Jean Rene Germanier

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

    Expressive, complex, interesting - the Swiss take rosé seriously
  • Clos du Boux Epesses Luc Massy

    Beautiful Epesses Chasselas.
  • Mont-Sur-Rolle Grand Cru Domaine de Maison Blanche

    Our classic Chasselas - just right!
  • Fendant Balavaud Grand Cru Cave Jean Rene Germanier

    Famous, and rightly so
  • Amigne de Vétroz 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
  • 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!
  • Cornalin Grand Métral Provins

    Fantastic example to discover Cornalin
  • Platinum Guido Brivio

    A masterpiece of concentration.
  • Eclat Valais Mundi

    No compromise wine - oaked yet pure light and infinitely subtle.
  • Pinot Noir Balavaud Grand Cru Cave Jean Rene Germanier

    Classic Pinot
  • Touché Guido Brivio

    The perfectly balanced Merlot - fruit and body, still at a nice price, just right. "Touché" indeed.
  • 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!
  • 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¨
  • Cayas, Syrah Barrique Cave Jean Rene Germanier

    A concentrated yet fresh Syrah.
  • Riesling Chanton Wein

    An elegant Riesling - notes of green apple.
  • Fendant Classique Domaine des Muses

    The delicious Fendant for fondue and nibbles.
  • Humagne Rouge, Maître de Chais Provins

    Humagne rouge is both floral and animal
  • Gamay Grande Réserve, Les Romaines Les Freres Dutruy

    One of the best oaked Gamay anywhere
  • Johannisberg de Chamoson Cave Jean Rene Germanier

    Best Johannisberg in 2016, a great winter aperitif
  • Heida de Vex "Clos de la Couta" Cave Jean Rene Germanier

    Pure and untouched Heida magic.
  • 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
  • Grain Noble Arvine Marie-Therese Chappaz

    Legendary sweet wine
  • Grain Noir Marie-Therese Chappaz

    Cabernet and Merlot in Alpine purity
  • Fendant La Liaudisaz Marie-Therese Chappaz

  • Grain Arvine Marie-Therese Chappaz

  • Pinot Noir Neuchâtel Domaine de Montmollin

    Smooth Pinot Noir, won Grand Or in Brussels in 2017
  • Dole La Liaudisaz Marie-Therese Chappaz

    A gorgeous concentrated Dole, without being too serious
  • Doral "Expression" Cave de La Cote Uvavins

    An exotic white wine from Alpine Lake Geneva...

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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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