Valais Wine


Valais is Switzerland’s largest wine region, located in the Southwest portion of the country. The terrain is marked by dramatic Alpine peaks, with vineyard sites nestled into very steep locales. The vineyards are mainly concentrated between the areas of Martigny and Leuk. The highest vineyard in Europe, Visperterminen at 1100 meters, is located here. 
Growing conditions are excellent. The elevation of the vineyard sites ensures excellent sun exposure. The mountains create a rain shelter, and the southerly, warm “föhn” winds help boost grapes with late ripening tendencies to pull through the harvest season. Summers are hot, sunny and dry, with outside irrigation necessary. Wooden canals called “bisses” are often situated to deliver spring water and melting snow runoff from the mountains. Winters can be cold and snowy, but rarely prone to deadly spring frost. 
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  • Chardonnay

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

  • Traminer

  • Pinot Noir

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

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Gamay

    History of the grape: Legend has it that it was brought over by the Romans in the first century BC to the town of Bea...

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  • Albert Biollaz Les Hoirs

    Winery Albert Biollaz recalls the history of the pioneers of the Valais wines. In 1917 Ulysse dir...

  • Cave Fin Bec

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

  • Cave Taramarcaz

    Historique Héritage ancestral, mon exploitation de 4 hectares est située sur les pentes ensolei...

  • Rouvinez Vins Sierre

    Rouvinez Wines is a family business founded in 1947 by Bernard Rouvinez independent grower, then ...

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  • @ DMCKER:Okay. IMHO, the best red swiss wines are made from either Pinot Noir ... cultivated in the canton de Valais. It has an own , strong, special taste: some like it hot, others don't like it. The best Amigne is coming from the small village of Vétroz,.P.S.: Riesling-Sylvaner is mostly an easygoing white wine, not complex, best drunk for a... Read More

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  • HiIMHO the best of swiss wines is about Pinot Noir (Valais, Vaud, Grison), Merlot of Ticino. I give you some examples:- Frères Dubois, Cully (Vaud, at the lake of Geneva: I love their high-end Pinot Noirs), priced abour 25 $- Fratelli Valsangiacomo, Chiasso (Ticino): I love their Merlots (mid-range, with no new oak) from Morbio Inferiore or Pedr... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth!

  • Karl, can you go into more detail about what you drink (or want to drink) from ... red and rose versions) from Valais and elsewhere over the years, since I often in the past was in and out of the Lake Geneva vicinity. Always on the lookout for what's good to look for on my next visit. Unfortunately it's hard to find Swiss wines the further you... Read More

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  •  Hi everyone!If you happen to be in Geneva this week... Here's an ... ... in cantons such as Geneva, Valais, Vaud, Tessin and Zürich. This is a rare opportunity to experience the very best that Swiss wines have to offer and your chance to be more than pleasantly surprised.These wine experiences are perfect opportunities to discover new wines, ... Read More

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  • Dole de Salquenen Valais les Dailles Pinot Noir 2010


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  • Dole de Salquenen Valais les Dailles Pinot Noir 2010


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  • Domaine des Muses Heida Tradition Valais 2010


    Aromatic nose, Buttery but with a great acidity - would not assume its a swiss wine! Savignan cepage Read More

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  • Dôle du Valais Aoc Rocvieux 2011


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  • Le Rosel Oeil de Perdrix Valais Aoc 2011


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  • Christophe Laurent Valais Petite Arvine


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  • si que me encantan sus vinos especialmente los blancos afrutados y secos , son una gloria para el paladar . GRACIAS.

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