Swiss Wine Regions

Wine Making

Winery

A building, property, or company that is involved in the production of wine.

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Yeast

Micro-organisms that produce the enzymes which convert sugar into alcohol. In fermentation of grapes, yeast produces primarily ethanol and small quantities of higher alcohols and esters that give a wine its individual character

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Young

Wine that is not matured and usually bottled and sold within a year of its vintage.

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Zymology

The science of fermentation.

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The Wine Grapes of Switzerland

Weisser Burgunder

See: Pinot Blanc

Marsanne Blanche

Originally from the steep slopes of the Côtes-du-Rhône, the Marsanne blanche grape found its way up the Rhone to Valais in Switzerland, and is known here under the name of Ermitage (or Hermitage).

Bondola

An indigenous and ancient red grape from Ticino, Bondola has slightly higher acidity and lower alcohol, and produces a good simple table wine, often called Nostrano.

To eat, to drink and to be merry.

Ecclesiates

Swiss Alps, cows, wine bottle and large clock face in Bern, Switzerland

Fine Swiss Wine

Discover Switzerland’s odd grapes, small producers, and eclectic tastes