Swiss Wine Regions

Aargau

Information about the Swiss wine region of Aargau

Döttingen, Aargau, Switzerland, Döttingen

Wine producing region in Aargau, Switzerland

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Rebgut Buchmann

Family run producer that focuses on modern methods, new grape varieties and producing quality “no nonsense” wine and distilled libations. They also have various events including wine tasting.

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Aargau Wine Region

Red Wine and Grapes, Image by A. HaenniCrisscrossed by rivers, dotted with lakes, and including every type of soil a grapevine is capable of growing in, Aargau is the 4th largest German-speaking Swiss wine region. Read more »

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The Wine Grapes of Switzerland

Lafnetscha

Here’s an obscure language lesson. The name Lafnetscha is derived from the local dialect. Because the grape is harvested early, it makes for a acerbic wine which should not be drunk too young. In the local dialect, the verb to drink is “gelafft”, so laff-nit-scha is drink-not-already (sort of). As to the grape, it is one of the oldest in from Haut-Valais. Almost identical to the Blachier. Please see Completer for more information.

Müller-Thurgau

Developed in Germany by Prof. Müller (from Thurgau), this early maturing white grape variety is one of the principal white grapes cultivated in German-speaking Switzerland. Produces elegant, aromatic wines when grown in cool temperate climates. In warmer locations these qualities tend to be masked by a certain heaviness and lack of acidity.

Gamaret

A new variety, developed in 1970 at Pully (Vaud), Gamaret is enjoying a growing success with producers and consumers alike. It produces a wine that is richly coloured and well-structured with sometimes-spicy notes that ages well. Gamaret is a cross between Gamay and Reichensteiner (a white grape.)

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