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

  • 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...

  • Pinot Noir

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

  • Chasselas

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

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 Bovy

    A welcoming place, the lovely family residence is open to all friends of wine growing and wine. W...

  • Domaine de Vy Granges

    Thirty-five kilometres away from Geneva, the Domaine de Vy Granges can be found in the quaint vil...

  • Domaine de Maison Blanche

    The de Mestrals came originally from Savoy and were first mentioned in Mont in 1258. At the time,...

  • Les Domaine des Curiades

    Le coteau de Lully est généreux envers la vigne. Les Bénédictins ne s’y sont pas trompés, qui au ...

  • Château d'Auvernier

    This estate which is located on the shores of the Lake of Neuchâtel, currently markets the produc...

  • Rolf et Cecile Lips-Philippoz

    Cécile et Rolf Lips ont repris la cave en 1990. Rolf s’occupe de la vinification alors que Cécil...

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  • Pinot Noir Chevaliers Aoc Salquenen 2010

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Arca Rubra Merlot DOC 2009

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    Kellerei HuberKellerei in Hermann Hesses WahlheimatDegustieren Sie diese Woche die Weine von Matteo Huber. Am besten rufen Sie einen Tag vor ihrem Wunschtermin an, um die köstlichen Weine Hubers zu probieren. Der Architekt lebt seine Leidenschaft für die edlen Tropfen in einer Kellerei in Montagnola aus. Dort wo auch der Schriftsteller und Maler... Read More

    Wine review by matteo huber


  • Valais Aoc Heida Bibacchus 2011

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Epesses Aoc Lavaux Rives d'Or Grand Vin Vaudois 2011

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  • Humagne Rouge Aoc Valais Bibacchus Terrasses Do Rhone 2011

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  •  We invite you to experience true creativity and magic of ... district, and now a based in Switzerland where she engages in digital wine communication.&nbs Read More

    Forum post in the topic The Magic of the Bubbles Pop...


  •  There are certain wine appellations that are cursed by thriving tourism, ... such as Tete-du-Moine from Switzerland, marked by delicious notes of beef consommé, or Pyrenees Agour, a full-flavored savory cheese from the Basque region of Spain. Bandols with some age can be quite a meditative experience without food.Here are a few sampled recent... Read More

    Forum post in the topic The Gem of Provence: Bandol


  • I had my first example of a Frank Family wine, yesterday--2006 Napa Valley ... ... Felix, born in Corcapolo, Switzerland in 1860, was an heir to the Salmina family tradition of crafting fine wines.  At the age of 19 he immigrated to the Napa Valley, finding the soil and climate ideally suited to the production of premium wine grapes."It was Li... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Larkmead Winery/Frank Family...


  • Gérard Bertrand Pinot Noir Vin de Pays d'Oc Aigle Noir 2009

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  • So, when we found out we would not be sending our older daughter to private ... weeks in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and France.  No Italy in there; went to Avignon and could consider returning, but not an absolute must.  Also did Epernay and Reims that trip, and probably could save the return to Champagne-land for another time, too.We're t... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Europe Bound, Give Me Your...


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