Every year, Swiss Wine Promotion in cooperation with the acclaimed Gault & Millau gastronomic guide, nominates the Swiss winemakers who produce exceptional wines and contribute to the promotion of Swiss wine quality in Switzerland and abroad.
Voici les gagnants du concours des caves ouvertes 2017. Merci à tous les participants.
Hier sind die Gewinner der offenen Weinkeller 2017. Vielen Dank an alle, die mitgemacht haben.
Here are the winners of the 2017 Open Wineries Contest. Thank you to all who took part.
The 10th edition of the Mondial du Merlot & Assemblages maintained its international profile with over 450 entries (an increase of 10%) from 22 countries. The only Great Gold medal was awarded to a Merlot from Ticino, with wines from France and Italy (the two countries with the most entries after Switzerland) also winning gold medals. These great wines will be presented to the public during the 2nd Festival of Merlots in Zurich.
Wednesday May 17th 2017 from 2.30 pm until 7:30 pm the award winning producers will proudly present their wines during this second edition of the "Festival des Merlots" which will take place at the Widder Hotel in Zürich.
If you love Merlot wines, Merlot-based blends, and even white Merlot, this event is for you!
The 2017 edition of the Mondial du Merlot et Assemblages is set for success, due to take place from April 21-23 in the heart of the Valais wine region in Sierre (Switzerland) with Paolo Basso, World's Best Sommelier 2013 as its president. Over 450 samples from 235 wineries will be judged by 25 international tasters, with the results revealed on May 17 in Zurich at the awards ceremony.
ProWein is the largest international wine fair for professionals currently taking place in Düsseldorf, Germany. Swiss Wine had carefully planned its presence there since Germany is the largest export market for Swiss wines.
“At Prowein we do not simply exhibit, it is the ultimate step of an annual cycle during which we literally walk the country in Germany" says Gilles Besse, president of Swiss Wine Promotion.
Bern, March 7, 2017. Following the previous years success, the Swiss Wine Week will gain further momentum this year as it becomes part of a permanent project to link Swiss Wine producers and Restaurants.
The promotion weeks this year are set in conjonction with the "Semaine du Goût" from September 1 through September 24.
Swiss Wine Promotion, Jean-Marc Amez-Droz, Secrétaire général
Rue de Gravelone 74, 1950 Sion, Suisse
VINEA Association presented a review of its 2016 activities at its Annual General Meeting. The Association remains true to its aim of being a dynamic, multi-skilled player promoting Swiss wines, and a leader in the organisation of wine competitions. The first edition of VINEA On Tour held in Zurich lived up to members' expectations and thus the committee plans to repeat and further develop this event. After more than seven years as president of the Association, François Murisier handed over the baton to David Genolet, director of FVS Group.
Swiss wine in 60 portraits
Since 2015, VINEA has published a brochure each year featuring 60 producers chosen from amongst the 500 Swiss companies included in the VINEA Swiss Wine app. VINEA's third brochure presents a fascinating mosaic of Swiss wine craftspeople. The VINEA brochure and app are two promotional tools which are available completely free of charge, showcasing the men and women who are proudly carrying forward Swiss viticulture.
Marie-Thérèse Chappaz, Jean-René Germanier, Martin Donatsch, Thomas Studach, Tom Litwan, Christian Zündel, Cantina Monti and Jacques Tatasciore have all received between 93 and 97 Parker points - a real first for Switzerland.