Swiss Wine Regions

Wine Making

Wine fraud

Any form of dishonesty in the production or distribution of wine.

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Wine label

The descriptive sticker or signage adhered to the side of a wine bottle.

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Vitis labrusca

A grape native to North America. It is this root stock that saved the European vine from phylloxera. See also foxy

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Vitis Vinifera

The botanical name for the native European grapevine from which most of the world’s quality wine is made.

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The Wine Grapes of Switzerland

Durize

Durize is a red wine grape, possibly indigenous, grown in the Valais district of Switzerland

Chénin blanc

The versatile “Pinot de la Loire” produces some fine wine in Valais. Like the Chasselas, it provides a neutral canvas for the winemaker’s art and terroir. Originating in the Loire valley of France, it has no relation or similarity to Pinot blanc.

Diolinoir

A new variety, Diolinoir was developed in 1970 at Pully (Vaud). When grown in favorable locations in Valais, it gives a fine, robust wine, rich in color and with good tannin content. It is a cross between Diolly and Pinot Noir.

Wine is made to be drunk as women are made to be loved; profit by the freshness of youth of the splendor of maturity; do not await decrepitude.

Theophile Malvezin

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

Fine Swiss Wine

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