Swiss Wine Regions

Château de Villa, Sierre, Sierre

Château de Villa, Sierre
rue Ste-Catherine 4 Château de Villa
Sierre 3960
Switzerland

Sixteenth century Château with a restaurant, wine bar, wine museum, and “Sensorama” with wine-tasting programs.

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The Wine Grapes of Switzerland

Heida

From France’s Franche-Compté region, Heida is a rarity that is grown in the high vineyards of Visperterminen (Upper Valais) with the help of the warm Foehn winds. Probably brought into Valais by the Ligurians during their retreat into the mountains.

Gamay

This is the variety that produces all the Beaujolais wines. Later-ripening than Pinot Noir, Gamay is very widespread in the western, French-speaking part of Switzerland. But it is in Geneva that it has become the dominant red variety. Produced as a varietal in Geneva or blended with Pinot Noir in Vaud (Salvagnin) and Valais (Dôle), Gamay produces lively, light wines with vivacious aromas of freshly picked red fruits. These wines are best consumed young

Cabernet franc

Cabernet franc, one of the Bordeaux grapes, is a bit like the little brother of the Cabernet sauvignon grape. Cabernet franc is usually used for blending.

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Ecclesiates

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

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