The best wines of Switzerland

Discover the best wines of Switzerland as well as the best winemakers of Switzerland and estates of Switzerland to visit. Explore the popular grape varieties in Switzerland and the best vintages to taste in this region.

Top wines of Switzerland by region

Looking for a good wine of Switzerland among the top wines in the region? Check out our tops of the best red, white or effervescent wines of Switzerland. Also find some food and wine pairings that may be appropriate with these exceptional wines. Learn more about the region and the wines of Switzerland with technical and enological descriptions.

Great red wines of Switzerland

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Food and wine pairing with a red wine of Switzerland

Red wines from the region of Switzerland go well with generally quite well with dishes of beef, lamb or veal such as recipes of kafta bil saniyeh (lebanese dish), mouse of lamb with thyme or tajine of calf's foot.

Organoleptic analysis of red wine of Switzerland

On the nose the red wine of the region of Switzerland. often reveals types of flavors of cream, oak or toasty and sometimes also flavors of cinnamon, cheese or grass. In the mouth the red wine of the region of Switzerland. is a with a nice freshness.

The best vintages in red wine of Switzerland

  • 2012 With an average score of 4.45/5
  • 2018 With an average score of 4.45/5
  • 2008 With an average score of 4.44/5
  • 2015 With an average score of 4.43/5
  • 2005 With an average score of 4.43/5
  • 2007 With an average score of 4.43/5

The most used grape varieties in red wine of Switzerland

  • Merlot
  • Pinot Noir
  • Cabernet Franc
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Shiraz/Syrah
  • Cornalin

The best wineries and winemakers for red wine of Switzerland

A wine route planned in the region of Switzerland? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best red wine of Switzerland.

Discovering the wine region of Switzerland

Switzerland may not be the most famous of wine-producing nations, but this small mountainous country in Western Europe has been producing wine for over two thousand years. The lack of awareness of Swiss wine is not due to a lack of quality or quantity, but to the fact that it is produced primarily for (and enjoyed by) the Swiss themselves. But things are slowly changing; the world beyond the Alps is now discovering the high quality of much of Switzerland's Grape/pinot">Pinot noir and white wines made from the country's flagship grape, Chasselas. High-end Vineyards can be found in almost every corner of the country, but the vast majority are in the Alpine Valais and around Lake Geneva, in La Côte and Vaud/lavaux">Lavaux.

Entirely landlocked, Switzerland is wedged between Germany, Italy, Austria and France - to the North, South, east and west respectively. Its culture is Clearly influenced by each of these neighbours, evident in its languages (German, French and Italian are all official national languages here) but also in its wines. The Germanic influence on wine is seen in a preference for Varietal winemaking and crisp, refreshing wine styles, and is most evident in the German-speaking north between Zurich and the Rhine. The French influence is felt throughout the country, but especially in the French-speaking southwest, Geneva, Vaud and Valais.

The country's favourite grape varieties - Chasselas, Pinot Noir, Gamay and Merlot - are all of French origin. Switzerland's main wine-growing regions are on the edges of the country, with the centre largely devoid of vineyards. Most are located in the southwest, around the northern shores of Lake Geneva (Geneva and Vaud) and along the upper reaches of the Rhone in the Valais. There are also important vineyard areas in the west (Neuchâtel), south (Ticino), east (Graubünden) and scattered around Zurich in the north (Aargau, Schaffhausen and the Zurich Weinland).

Great white wines of Switzerland

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Food and wine pairing with a white wine of Switzerland

White wines from the region of Switzerland go well with generally quite well with dishes of pork, rich fish (salmon, tuna etc) or vegetarian such as recipes of roast pork in the oven, chinchards with white wine and grapes or mushroom, bacon and gruyere quiche.

Organoleptic analysis of white wine of Switzerland

On the nose the white wine of the region of Switzerland. often reveals types of flavors of butterscotch, tree fruit or mango and sometimes also flavors of lychee, oil or non oak. In the mouth the white wine of the region of Switzerland. is a powerful with a nice freshness.

The best vintages in white wine of Switzerland

  • 2003 With an average score of 4.60/5
  • 2005 With an average score of 4.57/5
  • 2000 With an average score of 4.50/5
  • 2007 With an average score of 4.49/5
  • 2006 With an average score of 4.49/5
  • 2009 With an average score of 4.35/5

The most used grape varieties in white wine of Switzerland

  • Chardonnay
  • Petite Arvine
  • Completer
  • Savagnin
  • Pinot Blanc
  • Marsanne

The best wineries and winemakers for white wine of Switzerland

A wine route planned in the region of Switzerland? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best white wine of Switzerland.

Discover the grape variety: Pinot

Pinot noir is a grape variety that originated in France (Burgundy). It produces a variety of grape specially used for wine making. It is rare to find this grape to eat on our tables. This variety of grape is characterized by small bunches, and small grapes. Pinot noir can be found in many vineyards: Burgundy, Alsace, Jura, South-West, Languedoc & Roussillon, Cognac, Bordeaux, Savoie & Bugey, Loire Valley, Champagne, Armagnac, Lorraine, Beaujolais, Rhône Valley, Provence & Corsica.

Great sparkling wines of Switzerland

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Food and wine pairing with a sparkling wine of Switzerland

Sparkling wines from the region of Switzerland go well with generally quite well with dishes of veal, pork or game (deer, venison) such as recipes of capon stuffed with morels, roast pork in the oven or duck legs with honey.

Organoleptic analysis of sparkling wine of Switzerland

On the nose the sparkling wine of the region of Switzerland. often reveals types of flavors of citrus, peach or strawberries and sometimes also flavors of raspberry, orange blossom or non oak.

The best vintages in sparkling wine of Switzerland

  • 2009 With an average score of 4.20/5
  • 2020 With an average score of 4.20/5
  • 2016 With an average score of 4.10/5
  • 2010 With an average score of 4.01/5
  • 2008 With an average score of 3.94/5
  • 2011 With an average score of 3.92/5

The most used grape varieties in sparkling wine of Switzerland

  • Pinot Noir
  • Chardonnay
  • Chenin Blanc
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Petite Arvine
  • Pinot Nero

The best wineries and winemakers for sparkling wine of Switzerland

A wine route planned in the region of Switzerland? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best sparkling wine of Switzerland.

The word of the wine: ODG

Organisation for the defence and management of wine, set up following the reform of the "syndicats de crus". The ODG is the collective organisation responsible for the defence and management of a product under an official sign of identification and quality and between wine appellations.

Great pink wines of Switzerland

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Food and wine pairing with a pink wine of Switzerland

Pink wines from the region of Switzerland go well with generally quite well with dishes of veal, pork or game (deer, venison) such as recipes of piccata with cheese, stuffed tomatoes or provençal tart with rabbit.

Organoleptic analysis of pink wine of Switzerland

On the nose the pink wine of the region of Switzerland. often reveals types of flavors of pineapple, peach or apricot and sometimes also flavors of tree fruit, red fruit or tropical fruit.

The best vintages in pink wine of Switzerland

  • 2019 With an average score of 3.97/5
  • 2018 With an average score of 3.87/5
  • 2017 With an average score of 3.87/5
  • 2015 With an average score of 3.73/5
  • 2016 With an average score of 3.72/5
  • 2013 With an average score of 3.62/5

The most used grape varieties in pink wine of Switzerland

  • Pinot Noir
  • Shiraz/Syrah
  • Gamay
  • Merlot
  • Cabernet Jura
  • Pinot Gris

The best wineries and winemakers for pink wine of Switzerland

A wine route planned in the region of Switzerland? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best pink wine of Switzerland.

Discover the grape variety: Marsanne

Marsanne is a white grape variety that originated in Montélimar in the Drôme, several centuries ago. Marsanne is also found in Cassis, Savoie, Languedoc-Roussillon and Saint-Péray in the Ardèche, where it produces remarkable sparkling wines. The warm, sunny climate of the Rhone Valley, Languedoc-Roussillon and Provence, as well as the dry, stony soil, are ideal conditions for its development. Its bunches are quite large and provide small, juicy berries that are sensitive to grey rot and strong winds. These two grape varieties complement each other perfectly: together they give light wines with little acidity, aromas of yellow fruit, white fruit and flowers with notes of honey and liquorice. This is for example what the appellations Saint-Péray, Hermitage, Crozes-Hermitage, Saint-Joseph, Côtes-du-Vallée du Rhône, Corbières, or Cassis express... which represent about 700 hectares.

Great sweet wines of Switzerland

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Food and wine pairing with a sweet wine of Switzerland

Sweet wines from the region of Switzerland go well with generally quite well with dishes of pork, shellfish or rich fish (salmon, tuna etc) such as recipes of leek, goat cheese and bacon quiche, yellow risotto with mussels or hawaiian poke bowl.

Organoleptic analysis of sweet wine of Switzerland

On the nose the sweet wine of the region of Switzerland. often reveals types of flavors of peach, earth or floral and sometimes also flavors of pepper, leather or vanilla. In the mouth the sweet wine of the region of Switzerland. is a powerful with a nice freshness.

The best vintages in sweet wine of Switzerland

  • 2005 With an average score of 4.70/5
  • 2003 With an average score of 4.70/5
  • 2000 With an average score of 4.50/5
  • 2006 With an average score of 4.43/5
  • 2008 With an average score of 4.37/5
  • 2007 With an average score of 4.32/5

The most used grape varieties in sweet wine of Switzerland

  • Marsanne
  • Petite Arvine
  • Pinot Gris
  • Pinot Noir
  • Riesling
  • Pinot Blanc

The best wineries and winemakers for sweet wine of Switzerland

A wine route planned in the region of Switzerland? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best sweet wine of Switzerland.

The word of the wine: Chartreuse

In the Bordeaux region, small castle from the 18th or early 19th century.

Great natural sweet wines of Switzerland

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Food and wine pairing with a natural-sweet wine of Switzerland

Natural sweet wines from the region of Switzerland go well with generally quite well with dishes of veal, pork or game (deer, venison) such as recipes of meatballs catalan style, pasta carbonara almost like the real thing or the garbure.

The most used grape varieties in natural-sweet wine of Switzerland

  • Pinot Noir
  • Gamaret
  • Cabernet Dorsa
  • Shiraz/Syrah
  • Pinot Gris

The best wineries and winemakers for natural-sweet wine of Switzerland

A wine route planned in the region of Switzerland? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best natural-sweet wine of Switzerland.

Discover the grape variety: Sauvignon

Sauvignon Gris is a grape variety that originated in France (South-West). It produces a variety of grape specially used for wine making. It is rare to find this grape to eat on our tables. This variety of grape is characterized by small bunches and small grapes. Sauvignon Gris can be found in many vineyards: South West, Languedoc & Roussillon, Cognac, Bordeaux, Loire Valley, Burgundy, Jura, Beaujolais, Armagnac, Provence & Corsica, Rhone Valley, Savoie & Bugey.

Great unknow wines of Switzerland

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Food and wine pairing with a unknow wine of Switzerland

Unknow wines from the region of Switzerland go well with generally quite well with dishes such as recipes .

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