Swiss Wine - Small is Beautiful
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, in spite of making wine in nearly every canton (county) the Swiss are large importers of wine.
Switzerland is a fascinating winemaking country. 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. Right on your doorstep in the heart of Europe, often ignored for its larger neighbours, but an unmissable experience for every wine lover.
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.
The "Aigle Les Murailles" is one of the top wines and one of the most famous in Switzerland.
Jean-René Germanier and Gilles Besse - a family tradition of award winning wines.
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:
Vaud is a wine tourists paradise with four very distinctive regions steeped in beauty and history.
The best known white wines of Neuchâtel are the lively ones made from Chasselas.