Along the Roman trade route on Lake Zürich and in the Rhine Valley, Roman settlements sprung up. In the year 300 A.D. wine was grown on many of the south facing hillsides.
The Canton of Vaud is increasingly becoming a wine-growing region whose wine meets the highest international standards. This landscape is waiting to be discovered and enjoyed.
The pearl of the Alpine wines comes from Europe's highest vineyard. The vineyard terraces lie close to each other in rows on the southern slope, below the Heida village of Visperterminen. The Valais sun ripens the special grapes that yield a special wine.
The name of Cantina La Minerva is usually mentioned in the same breath as that of its versatile director, the oenologist Lorenzo Mina. He is active in various fields and is as successful in producing wine as he is as a painter.