Mixing tradition and passion to make modern Swiss wine

Organic wine is gaining popularity and in Switzerland, some viticulturists like Jean-Denis Perrochet are also coupling this with traditional processes that have been in families for generations.

Jean-Denis Perrochet has made a name for himself making Swiss biodynamic wine and for his passionate engagement in promoting organic wine growing. In 2012, he and his wife and son started making biodynamic wine because of what he believes are its health and ecological benefits.


Postcard from Zurich: a window into the world of Swiss wines

Most Swiss wine never leaves the country, but an annual event in a former Zurich factory is the ideal place to try it.

One hundred years ago, if you had passed by the Escher Wyss factory in what was then Zurich’s gritty, industrial heartland, you might have glimpsed a ship being rolled out through the arched gates of the grand brick edifice known as the Schiffbau.


21 countries take part in the 21st Mondial des Pinots competition

21 countries! A symbolic number that gives strong confirmation of the international aspect of the Mondial des Pinots, which this year celebrates its 21st birthday in Sierre. The awards ceremony takes place today in the Jubilee Space in the centre of the VINEA wine fair that opens its doors tomorrow. This year, an extraordinary 8 Great Gold medals were attributed, of which 4 went to Swiss cellars – a record number.

Fête des Vignerons - Tickets go on sale on 17 September

From July 18 to August 11, 2019, once in a generation the Fête des Vignerons dazzles hundreds of thousands of spectators in Vevey.

Recognized by UNESCO on its list of intangible cultural heritage, the Fête des Vignerons brings generations together, connecting people from the villages, the countryside and the vineyards, locals and foreigners, and offers each visitor the opportunity to go beyond themselves, to transcend and collectively participate in a show unique in the world.


Off track: Swiss trains slammed for snubbing local wines

It's one of the great pleasures of life in Switzerland – sitting with a glass of (overpriced) wine in the restaurant car of a train and watching the spectacular scenery roll by.

But Swiss gourmand Josef Zisyadis was shocked recently when he discovered foreign wine had made it onto the new drinks menu of Swiss Federal Railways (SBB/CFF).

“Do they serve anything other than French or Italian wines on French and Italian trains?” asked the director of Switzerland’s annual slow-food Week of Taste festival after seeing the options available.


Swiss Wine Campus

Dear friends of swiss wine,
Dear producers,

Swiss Wine Promotion (SWP) is launching an e-learning plateform to raise awareness of swiss wines and increase the knowledge of those who serve it. Supported by GastroSuisse, this free training online was elaborated in association with the wine school of CHANGINS and the hotel school of GENEVA.

As producers if you are interested in contributing to it, connect to, and consult the "Producers" tab to look at some examples.