Swiss wine is like a neatly packed, miniature treasure box, and the Swiss wine story is long and twisting.
Evidence indicates that grapes were cultivated almost 3000 years ago in Valais. Wine grapes are often grown on steep slopes and Swiss wine production is labor-intensive. Yet, through the centuries, Swiss wine production has survived blight, pests, wars, and famine. Today, Swiss wine production is a pragmatic blend of tradition and modernization. The Swiss wine market is thriving, and Swiss wine is regularly winning international awards.