The winery and restaurant Donatsch is perhaps one of the most famous in Eastern Switzerland.
The Dontatsch family has owned their estate in Malans for over 100 years and Martin Donatsch, the current winemaker, is the fifth generation of the Donatsch family.
His father Thomas is recognized as a pioneer of Swiss wines. Convinced that he could make better wines Thomas traveled to Burgundy in 1973 and visited the Domaine de la Romanée-Conti. There the winemaker, the late André Noblet, gave him instructions on how to make Pinot Noir as well as three used La Tâche barrels. From then until today the Pinot Noir Passion has been best of the year at "Mondial du Pinot Noir" multiple times, and the top wine, the Unique, holds its own amongst the best anywhere.