Top 100 wines of Eastern Switzerland

Discover the top 100 best wines of Eastern Switzerland as well as the best winemakers in the region. Explore the varietals of the wines that are popular in Eastern Switzerland and the best vintages to taste in this region.

Discovering the wine region of Eastern Switzerland

St. Gallen is a German-speaking Canton of eastern Switzerland">Switzerland with a corresponding AOC. Much of the winegrowing that does occur within its borders takes place in the Rheintal region (the upper Rhein Valley) whose name often appears more prominently on labels. However, even here, wine production is not the dominant land-based industry.

Rheintal is a wine region which Lies at the far eastern edge of Switzerland, running North to South along the Swiss borders with Austria and Liechtenstein. As the name suggests ("tal" is a Germanic suffix denoting a valley), the focus of this region is the valley of the Rhein river – specifically the upper Rhein between Graubunden and Lake Constance. After making its way down from its source at the Tomasee, high in the Alps, the Rhein turns northwards, through the substantial valley it has carved out for itself over many millennia. Both broad and flat, this area is highly fertile, based on mineral-rich alluvium brought downriver from the mountains to the west.

This forms an oasis of Green among the dark grey ridges of the Alps. As such there are many alternative land uses which compete with viticulture, including habitation. Pinot Noir is the most commonly planted Grape. It is helped to ripen by the Warm föhn wind, known here as the "Traubenkocher" (grape cooker).

News from the vineyard of Eastern Switzerland

Cream of the Crop Auction: the drinks industry comes together ahead of the festive season

The Drinks Trust has partnered with Whisky.Auction to host its first annual auction, with all proceeds used to fund the different projects through which the charity supports the UK hospitality sector. The Drinks Trust is a community organisation for the drinks industry, offering educational, institutional, and peer-to-peer support to the sector’s professionals. It also provides wellbeing and financial assistance in challenging times, such as those the industry is currently facing.  In 2020 alone ...

At the heart of the terroirs of Mâcon-Azé

Sequence from the video « At the heart of the Mâcon terroir » which offer a stroll at the heart of the Mâcon terroir. It offers a focus on Mâcon-Azé, one of the 27 geographical denominations of the Mâcon appellation. Travel through the terroirs of the Mâcon appellation by watching the full video : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GF20y1aBZh8 Both are available in French and English. Our social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BourgogneWines​​ Twitter: https://twitter.com/BourgogneWines/​ ...

At the heart of the terroirs of Mâcon-Vergisson

Sequence from the video « At the heart of the Mâcon terroir » which offer a stroll at the heart of the Mâcon terroir. It offers a focus on Mâcon-Vergisson, one of the 27 geographical denominations of the Mâcon appellation. Travel through the terroirs of the Mâcon appellation by watching the full video : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GF20y1aBZh8 Both are available in French and English. Our social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BourgogneWines​​ Twitter: https://twitter.com/BourgogneW ...

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