Switzerland’s fifth largest region is a group of various German speaking winemaking cantons, which have such small wine-growing areas that they are grouped together as one region. With approximately 2,600 hectares it is still nearly three times the size of Trois Lacs.
These eastern cantons (see our separate Graubunden region section) include Schaffhausen, Zürich, Aargau, Thurgau, St-Gallen and Basel.
Situated in the most northern part of Switzerland, the region may be small but the pretty ‘enclave’ of Switzerland in Southern Germany produces relatively large quantities of good wine. It is the only part of Switzerland to cross over the Rhine River and this is clear from the Germanic wine styles made here.
Muller Thurgau is the most popular white grape variety and Pinot Noir dominates the reds, as it now does in many German wine regions particularly Baden just across the border.
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