Swiss Wine

Switzerland is a country of rugged mountains and lakes in Western Europe, with its people sharing the cultures and languages of Italy, Germany, France, and Austria. Its wines reflect this blend of ancestries, with grapes saluting all these nationalities. Wine grape seeds were found dating as far back as 3000 BC around Lake Neuchâtel, although it is unknown whether these were ever cultivated as wine. What is known is that the Romans brought vines into Switzerland some time around 100 BC and produced wine in the Valais area, planting Amigne, Arvine, and Rèze grapes. In the Middle Ages, Cistercian monks from Burgundy, France settled in Switzerland and established vineyards in Vaud. They studied soil types, and which grapes would be most suitable to Alpine climate conditions, though the wines they produced were often supplemented with mulling spices and honey. International trade had stepped up by the 17th century, with French wines, especially those from the Rhône, the most sought after Read more »

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Varietals Produced in Switzerland View all

  • Chasselas

    Chasselas maintains a very modest acreage in North America. It is most associated with Switzerland, where it is by fa...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

Subregions of Switzerland

  • Valais

      Valais is Switzerland’s largest wine region, located in the Southwest portion of the count...

  • Aargau

  • Geneva

Popular Wineries in Switzerland View all

  • Domaine Les Dames de Hautecour

    The Artisanes of Vines and Wines is a group of seven women who are in charge of a wine-producing ...

  • Cave de Branson

    La Cave de Branson est une entreprise familiale accueillante créée en 1986 par Marie-Jeanne et Ai...

  • Cave Fin Bec

    Wine is our true passion. We, at Fin Bec, are continually in search of perfection, determined to ...

  • Domaine Chateau du Crest

    Aujourd'hui, le Domaine du Château du Crest, situé aux confins de la campagne genevoise, s'étend ...

  • Ardente Winery

    Ardente Winery was founded in 1996 on a twenty acre estate located in the quiet hills of Atlas Pe...

  • Caves des Perrières

    Two milleniums old, vineyard development in our region is the result of a long tradition. In th...

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Switzerland on Snooth

  • Cave le Banneret-Ambroisie 2005


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    Wine review by xxwxx

  • Païen Heida du Valais Aoc 2012


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    Wine review by bascome

  • Charles Bonvin Fils Sa Clos du Château Assemblage Rouge Aoc Valais 2007


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    Wine review by JuniorMonkey

  • As I mentioned in my previous post, the Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) ... with the wines of Austria, Switzerland, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria(!!!), Greece and Cyprus. This tasting will be a real eye-opener.Everything about Italy crammed into just 3 classes?But each of Italys 20 region is like a separate country theres little regional ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic The WSET Diploma Mise-en-Scène

  • Païen Heida du Valais Aoc 2012


    Notes of apple and peach and a touch of creme brulee. Quite soft in the mouth with a touch of sweetness, but a tartness on the finish gives it a nice little lift. Read More

    Wine review by Ali Lyons

  • Hey everyone, this is an event I did in August but thought I'd post this on the ... for a visiting family from Switzerland. A family that is very well traveled and in the wine business, so you can imagine the stress. I was given almost 100% freedom with the menu and a budget that allowed me to enjoy it. I wanted very badly to create the comf... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Almost Piedmont

  • Jean-René Germanier Fendant Coteau D' Ardon Classique Aoc Valais NV


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    Wine review by Andraz Tori

  • Here at Camp Snooth, we've been working with the best and brightest to give new ... Germany, Italy, Portugal, Switzerland, Canada, New Zealand, and Spain. As we expand our list of merchants (now 11,000), we'll be adding more countries. Stay tune Read More

    Forum post in the topic Local Search Goes Global

  • Shiraz is the Bruce Wayne of the wine world, thereby making SyrahBatman.  ... ... all parts of the world, from Switzerland to California.  Shiraz performs best in warm climate places where it can ripen fully, thus limiting the places where it can be cultivated.As I mentioned before, this grape tends to produce deep, medium to full bodied wines... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Shiraz vs SyrahAn identity...

  • [After a few quiz related posts in the Talk section, here and here, I thought ... is an official language in Switzerland, the Vatican, and Croatia, as well as in Italy. However, there are still 2 regions of Italy where the majority of winemakers have another native tongue. What are they?4) I was born the same year that Italy invaded Brit... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Riddle me this

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