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Discover the first blog on wine tourism in Switzerland, as well as 1,500 winemakers: their wines and activities in their region. You will find ideas of wine-tourism activities for families, couples, friends or other epicureans, Swiss winemakers’ favourite wines, best places to eat or sleep.

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Obrist Vinaria in Vevey, wine tasting from several estates

Obrist is a producer and trader in Swiss and foreign wines. Its Vevey head office is home to Vinaria. Founding member of the Clos, Domaines et Châteaux Association, Obrist operates 83 hectares of vineyards in the Vaud region. We met Anne-Marie Schlup, marketing manager, Daniel Guignet, head of Vinaria, and Léonard Pfister, chief oenologist. History… Read more »

Enjoy your Chasseral walk with Cave des Lauriers’ Œil-de-Perdrix

The Cave des Lauriers has been in the hands of the same family since 1879. Today the 2 cousins, Jean-Marc Jungo and Christian Fellmann, exploit the estate from the culture of the vine, oenology, to the sale and marketing of the final produce. They are supported by their wives, two collaborators and their grand-father. frameborder=”0″… Read more »

La Capitaine, organic wines that rhyme with pleasure and innovation

The Domaine de la Capitaine in Begnins has been producing organic wines for 24 years. Reynald Parmelin is the first Bourgeon-certified Vaud organic winemaker. The wine estate is also a member of Terravin, the quality label for Vaud wines. During our meeting with Reynald Parmelin at the Domaine de la Capitaine, we uncovered his passion… Read more »

Chasselas Grand Cru from Château de Mont in Mont-sur-Rolle

During our recent visit to Château de Mont, we received a wonderful warm welcome from the owners. We had the pleasure to meet Odile Naef, her friend Patrick Lance, her brother Frédéric and Eric Meylan, one of the two winegrowers with Cédric Albiez, to talk about their different Chasselas, their Château’s wines and some wine… Read more »

Taste very original grape varieties at the Marterey’s winery in Bavois

Mara, Galotta and Divico are rare grape varieties. As for white wine, you will also find an Auxerrois from Pinot Blanc, very fruity and described as elegant by some famous sommeliers. Take advantage of your visit between Lausanne and Yverdon-les-Bains, in the Côtes de l’Orbe, to discover them in the Marterey’s winery.

Discover the specialities of the Domaine des Pendus in Satigny

Christian and David Sossauer, from Domaine des Pendus in Satigny, share a passion; they are constantly seeking to improve the wines of the estate according to the specificities of the terroir. I shall not say anymore on the subject but let you discover the Domaine des Pendus and wine tourism activities in and around Peney-Dessous… Read more »

Meet the Lovers of both wine and people at Parfum de Vigne in Dully

At Parfum de Vigne, there are 6 open cellar weekends per year where you can discover the wines of the Côte Region and its many wine tourism activities. When you meet  Jean-Jacques Steiner of Parfum de Vigne, we hope you will be able to share his enthusiasm and love for both wine and people.

Domaine de la Rodeline: cherished wines of the terroir in Fully

Take advantage of Fully’s excellent restaurants, mountain trails and various group activities in and around the vineyards of the Domaine de la Rodeline. Claudine and Yvon Roduit, driven by their passion for the terroir and entrepreneurship, developed the family vineyards of the Domaine de la Rodeline in Fully.

A glass of Gamay to unveil the secrets of Château d’Eclépens

At the Château d’Eclépens, immerse yourself into the heritage and the history of wine from Vaud. François de Coulon will passionately talk about his wines along with many historical anecdotes about his famous Cuvée d’Entrerôche. The Château d’Eclépens, a founding member of Clos, Domaines & Château, celebrated its 1,200 years of existence in 2014. The… Read more »

Taste 9 different Chasselas at the Croix Duplex in Grandvaux

Maude Vogel welcomes us to Domaine Croix Duplex in Grandvaux, member of Clos, Domaines & Châteaux. Along with her brother Simon, who is in charge of production, together they run the 30-hectare family estate, founded by their grandfather. On their terrace, with an exceptional view of Lake Geneva, we are enthralled by Maude’s passion and… Read more »

7 Swiss wines for young wine enthusiasts

Surprise your friends with unusual wines such as a Flirt du Valais, a unique Ferradou in Switzerland, a Vegan wine, a 5-year-old Chasselas or a Blanc de Noir.

The favourite grape varieties of Valérie and Hervé

We would like to share with you our favourite grape varieties. Maybe you can take inspiration from them for the end of year celebrations. We would also like to take this opportunity to update you with the latest news in the video below. A wonderful year comes to an end and we are already preparing… Read more »

The Celliers de Sion: First Oenopark in the heart of Valais!

We encountered David Héritier and the entire Celliers de Sion team during our recent visit to the Oenopark. It was a very eye-opening and interesting moment, full of discoveries about Valais wines and excellent wine tastings.

Matasci Vini: a varied choice to experience wine tourism in Ticino

The House Matasci is a family affair. Since 1921, 4 generations have excelled in the production and marketing of wine. Today, the 3rd and 4th generations are at the head of the company: Paola takes care of the marketing, Pierre handles the sales, Fabiana, oenologist, is in charge of the production and Mauro of the… Read more »

10 Swiss wine ideas for Christmas and the New Year

Find some great ideas for choosing Swiss wine based on recommendations from 7 of our winemakers. Whether you’re looking for something traditional or something different, we think you’ll find what you want.

Buy a wine with the TERRAVIN label and it will always be an excellent choice!

At the wine grower’s establishment or in the shops, you’re bound to have seen these “medals” that adorn wine bottles. The numerous distinctions include a quality label: the TERRAVIN label. Wine growers who display the TERRAVIN label do not submit their wines to a competition, but respect certain criteria for producing successful Vaud wines. Let’s… Read more »

Vindala: “N°1 vintage” of La Cantina Settemaggio

A winery founded in 1999 by Nicola Marcionetti who was then joined by his brother Raffaele and then his sister Eliana. You will also have the chance to meet their parents since the estate has been in the family for several years.

Our selection of 9 business gift ideas based around Swiss wines

Offering Swiss wine to your friends or family for a birthday or a special occasion has become commonplace and we really appreciate it! But what about your company? We will be only too pleased to explain why Swiss wine is an ideal business gift and present our selection of Swiss wines. Tradition and awareness Offering… Read more »

7 tips for a successful cellar tour!

To cross the door of a Swiss winemaker is something that is becoming more and more popular thanks to the advent of wine tourism. And that’s good news! At SWISS WINE DIRECTORY, we are convinced that this phenomenon will become even more popular in the future, and it is important to know the tricks of… Read more »

Discovering 29 grape varieties at Agriloro in Mendrisio Genestrerio

This time, it was in Genestrerio at Agriloro that our wine tour of Switzerland led us. You will love to discover the unusual history of this vineyard and especially their wines. That morning, while discovering the rich biodiversity of the vineyard, two hares came to greet us, in addition to Meinrad Perler owner, and Francesco… Read more »

VINEA Swiss Wine Fair: a fun and friendly wine experience in Sierre

The VINEA Swiss Wine Fair will be held in Sierre from August 31 to September 2, 2017. Come and find out abut Switzerland’s wine growers, learn about the grape varieties local to each canton and sign up for workshops and tastings themed around the grapes of canton Valais. Enjoy a wine weekend in Sierre and… Read more »

A first-class winery at Jean-René Germanier in Vétroz

Your visit to Jean-René Germanier will be high in colour: you will be overwhelmed by the 2 sumptuous cellars of the winery. Tastings of the renowned wines, for example the supermature Mitis or the Syrah Cayas and especially Amignes, Vétroz flagship grape variety. Then, there are many restaurants and walks to choose from in the… Read more »

Hiking and walks near Le Rhyton d’Or winery in Leytron

A lover of wine and nature, Monique Défayes warmly welcomes you in Le Rhyton d’Or winery in Leytron, just under the Ardévaz, near the vineyards. You can taste twenty traditional or barrelled wines. She also offers several pleasant hikes or walks around Leytron. Le Rhyton d’Or winery in Leytron offers in the region of twenty… Read more »

Enter the cellars of Rives du Bisse in Ardon

Visit the cellars of Rives du Bisse, sample their wines. Take a stroll with friends or family, along the “bisses” of Nendaz or for example at St-Léonard Underground Lake. During our visit to Rives du Bisse in Ardon, we were greeted by Pascale Delaloye, a passionate woman and grand-daughter of the founder. She described the… Read more »

A breath-taking view from Domaine Jean-Daniel Porta in Aran-Villette

A visit to Domaine Porta is an unforgettable experience: the charm of the winery, the hospitality of the owners, the quality of the wines and a breath-taking view of the Lake Geneva region. Let’s face it: paradise does exist! To find it, go to the Porta family, in the heart of Lavaux. Jean-Daniel welcomes you… Read more »

4 wine tourism activity ideas in Tessin

Discover our wine tourism activity ideas in Tessin: mountain biking among friends, family camping, golf and wine tasting including Moncucchetto. You can combine fun with hedonism by participating in a few wine tourism activities in Tessin, a land renowned for Merlot but not only. During our various cellar visits in Tessin, we were happy to… Read more »

10 Swiss wines to drink this summer

Discover our Swiss wines to drink this summer! Do you want to try something new?  Discover our suggestions. When choosing a wine for barbecues or an aperitif, we tend to stick with the wines we know, for example Chasselas, Rosés and young Pinots Noirs. So we’ve asked around some of our Swiss vineyards and here… Read more »

Host your wedding or seminar at Gregor Kuonen’s cellar in Salgesch for an exceptional wine tourism experience.

Gregor Kuonen’s cellar in Salgesch is the perfect choice for your personal or business events, and you will also be able to find out more about the area’s winemaking tradition. Fancy a cultural and culinary experience? Visit Gregor Kuonen in Salgesch to discover the family’s wine-making secrets. Whether you’re with family or friends, come and… Read more »

Swiss wine tourism activity ideas for Spring

Discover the Swiss wine tourism activities for Spring with your family or with friends.  You will receive a warm welcome from several of our wine growers who have organised different events for you. As the days get longer and the sun’s rays give you a welcome glow,  you want to get out and explore. For… Read more »

Host an exceptional event with the Vins des Chevaliers

The Domaine des Chevaliers offers sporting, culinary and cultural activities based on wine, for families or businesses. Located in the heart of Salgesch, a wine village between Finges and Sierre, Domaine des Chevaliers offers a fascinating discovery of the Valais wine-making tradition. A closer look at the Domaine des Chevaliers The estate was taken over… Read more »

Take a look at wine from a new angle with Dimitri Engel!

With Dimitri Engel, wine can be experienced in a whole new way, whether it’s the art deco atmosphere in the cellar, the tasting sessions every Friday, or his “tête-à-tête” wines. Our wine tour of Switzerland now takes us to the charming little village of Saint-Blaise, nestled in between vineyards and lakeside scenery, just a few… Read more »

Petite Arvine by the Cave du Chavalard, for your visit to Fully

Treat yourself to a taste of Petite Arvine at the Cave du Chavalard and find out about the various wine tourism activities available in the Fully region Fully is truly magnificent. We visited Gilles Carron-Federer at the Cave du Chavalard in January: I’ll let you imagine how beautiful the scenery was, with the sunshine sparkling… Read more »

8 Swiss wines for Valentine’s Day

We asked a handful of winemakers to recommend several different Swiss wines to enjoy on the most romantic night of the year.

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