Switzerland is a fascinating winemaking country, with a wide repertoire of grape varieties and winemaking styles. Nearly every county (canton) produces wine, but the main areas are along the lakes and major rivers: in Western Switzerland along the lakes and the Rhone (Valais, Vaud, Neuchâtel, and Geneva); in Eastern Switzerland along the Rhine and lake Zurich (Graubunden, Schaffhausen, Zurich), in Southern Switzerland in the valleys of Italian speaking Ticino. There are world class wines, unique varietals and incredible diversity waiting to be discovered.
So where to begin? For whites, start with Swiss classic varietal Chasselas, most famous as Fendant in the Valais, but most established in Vaud, on terraced vineyards along Lake Geneva. Valais offers rare indigenous red and white varieties and some of the best Pinot Noirs on earth, and Dole, a delightful Pinot and Gamay Blend. Ticino excels at Merlot. For sheer diversity, and some of the best Swiss Gamays, Geneva is hard to beat. In Eastern Switzerland, Pinot reigns, accompanied by varieties from Austria and Germany.
Our mixed cases are a good place to start - ready-made selections which offer a good cross section of what Switzerland has to offer.