German-speaking Switzerland consists of 17 cantons, which are divided into three different areas. If you are visiting the region, you should not miss the specialities "Completer" and "Räuschling", which with their fine aroma can save many a miserable evening.
The vineyards form the Three-Lakes region with around 950 hectares. Where once there was a decline in wine production due to the raging phylloxera and a conversion of vineyards to fruit and vegetable growing, a full red and white grape splendour has been blossoming again since the middle of the 20th century.
Ticino, Switzerland's sunny part and the southernmost Swiss wine region combines numerous hours of sunshine with a high level of precipitation. The climate differs between Alpine and Mediterranean, which has an effect on the diversity of grape varieties.
Geneva is considered the third largest wine region in Switzerland and stands out from other wine regions because of its rather flat landscape. Wines such as Chardonnay, Aligoté or Pinot gris are made from sun-blessed grapes that ripen on versatile soils.
The largest wine-growing region in Switzerland is known for its both dry and sunny climate. Calcareous slate soils and constant autumnal temperature changes from night to day lead to the development of special aromas in the grape varieties.
With around 3775 hectares, Vaud is the second largest wine-growing region in Switzerland and extends over four regions. The varied, mineral-rich soils, the mild, sunny climate and grape varieties grown on steep slopes guarantee a wide range of aromatic wines.