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 find out why you’ll never go wrong when buying a wine with the TERRAVIN label.
What is TERRAVIN?
TERRAVIN is a label that guarantees the peerless quality of your Vaud wine. It’s aimed at you, the Swiss wine enthusiasts and consumers.
It is also an association created over 50 years ago and aiming to give consumers the guarantee of flawless Vaud wines with the characteristics and quality you would expect.
What is it for?
The purpose of TERRAVIN is to give you confidence when buying a Vaud wine. As we said above, it’s not a competition but a quality guarantee that wine growers commit to follow at all stages of the wine-making process. TERRAVIN’s guidelines aim to respect the personality of the wines, as well as their grape variety, soil, vinification method and vintage.
How does a wine obtain the TERRAVIN label?
The grapes used in the wine are of AOC category only and must come from the Vaud and Fribourg wine-growing region for Vully AOC. Wine growers are free to present their wines for selection every year.
They are then submitted to the 5 expert tasters who make up the jury. Around thirty wine tasters – who undergo regular training – lend their skills and time to select the wines that will receive the logo. They are all professionals in the field – wine growers, oenologists, sommeliers, etc. – from the 4 Vaud wine-growing regions.
Around twenty wines are blind tasted at a selection session, according to the criteria of sensory analysis with 25 different organoleptic criteria.
A single fault, or two small faults, are enough to fail the wine! Each wine must meet the taste criteria and the producers must present their wines every year. This calls for real involvement on the part of the wine grower throughout the process, from vineyard to cellar.
Through the tasters’ professionalism the results provided by the juries are generally consistent, making the label a quality reference for Vaud wines.
Where can I find TERRAVIN wines?
You can buy them directly from the wine growers or from various retail outlets. On the TERRAVIN website you can find all the wines and producers with our label. And on the SWISS WINE DIRECTORY site you can find them by searching for the TERRAVIN category.
a wine bearing a TERRAVIN label aims to reassure you when choosing your purchase. With the Terravin label, you can be confident in your decision and share it with your friends and family.
Beyond the quality label, we encourage you to go and meet the producers of these best Vaud wines. You’ll really feel the pleasure and excitement that the TERRAVIN tasters experienced during the selection process.
Discover the TERRAVIN labelled wine growers!