Three-Lake-Country

Three-Lake-Country

Like the vineyards in many other wine-growing regions, those in the Three-Lake-Country have experienced their ups and downs. The wine growing area reached the point at which the largest expanse of land was planted with vineyards in the middle of the 17th century, most likely due to the increased...more

Geneva

Geneva

The first wine was grown in Geneva over 2,000 years ago. Since that time viticulture has flourished uninterruptedly in Switzerland’s southwestern...more

Valais

Valais

It is not know whether wine was grown in the Valais before Julius Cesar...more

Vineyard Trail between Salgesch and Sierre

Vineyard Trail...

This walkway among the vineyards connects Salgesch with the Château de...more

Three-Lake-Country

Like the vineyards in many other wine-growing regions, those in the Three-Lake-Country have experienced their ups and downs. The wine growing area reached the point at which the largest expanse of land was planted with vineyards in the middle of the 17th century, most likely due to the increased demand during the Thirty Years War.

Like the vineyards in many other wine-growing regions, those in the Three-Lake-Country have experienced their ups and downs. The wine growing area reached the point at which the largest expanse of land was planted with vineyards in the middle of the 17th century, most likely due to the increased demand during the Thirty Years War.

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Geneva

The first wine was grown in Geneva over 2,000 years ago. Since that time viticulture has flourished uninterruptedly in Switzerland’s southwestern corner. Winegrowing has first been documented in the year 912 A.D.

The first wine was grown in Geneva over 2,000 years ago. Since that time viticulture has flourished uninterruptedly in Switzerland’s southwestern corner. Winegrowing has first been documented in the year 912 A.D.

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Valais

It is not know whether wine was grown in the Valais before Julius Cesar defeated the Gauls in the 1st century B.C., since there is no documentary evidence. It is assumed that over two millennia ago a wild vine was discovered, the Vitis sylvestris, whose fruit resembles other berries of this region.

It is not know whether wine was grown in the Valais before Julius Cesar defeated the Gauls in the 1st century B.C., since there is no documentary evidence. It is assumed that over two millennia ago a wild vine was discovered, the Vitis sylvestris, whose fruit resembles other berries of this region.

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Vineyard Trail between Salgesch and Sierre

This walkway among the vineyards connects Salgesch with the Château de Villa in Siders. Each of the 80 information signs along the way features a theme. The wine museum at two locations: from Haus Zumofen in Salgesch to the Château de Villa in Siders.

This 2.5-hour tour is like a walk through an open-air museum.

Vineyard Trail between Salgesch and Sierre
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