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.
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.
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.
To obtain the best grapes in Ticino closer contacts were established with the region's wine-growers.
Creative, courageous and extraordinarily talented, Chantons have grown grapes since 1944.
Marie-Thérèse Chappaz’s Petite Arvines are outstanding due to minerality and their capacity for ageing.
Discover the wines of La Côte - a privileged region counting several high quality terroirs.
The winery and restaurant Donatsch is perhaps one of the most famous in Eastern Switzerland.
Jean-René Germanier and Gilles Besse - a family tradition of award winning wines.
Swiss Wine Grapes
In Switzerland we have a wide repertoire of grape varieties and winemaking styles and almost every grape variety has a perfect terroir somewhere. Some of these are only grown in Switzerland including some of the rarest anywhere (such as the casanova grape Gwäss or the rarest Plantscher). Start exploring below:
We offer Cabernet Franc from Switzerland and Israel as single variety wines and blends.
Wherever there are vines growing around the world there is likely to be Cabernet Sauvignon.
Forget any prejudices and long-held beliefs, this is where the new Chardonnay adventure begins.
Cornalin, originally named Rouge du Pays, was once the dominant red grape variety in Valais.
Diolinoir have excellent deep colour, as might be expected, good tannins and are quite powerful.