Wine tourism in Switzerland has grown in recent years. The city of Lausanne has even been named "Great Wine Capitals". Swiss wine is produced and consumed a lot in the country, concealing little-known treasures. The breathtaking landscapes are worth the detour, such as the vineyard terraces on the shores of Lake Geneva facing the mountain. The site of the canton of Vaud has even been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2007.
Winalist offers you a selection of the best experiences with partner winegrowers. Alone or in a group, enjoy a remarkable heritage during the week as well as at the weekend. The wine routes are waiting for you!
The 6 wine-producing regions in Switzerland each contribute in their own way to wine diversity.
The Trois-Lacs region is home to Pinot Noir vineyards from Bern to Neuchâtel. The famous Oeil-de-Perdrix rosé is produced there, as well as several recognized red wines and some award-winning Chardonnays. There are around a hundred producers. In the south, the Pays de Vaud is the second wine-producing region in Switzerland with more than 3,700 hectares of vines, mostly white grape varieties. The Chasselas is renowned there for its fruity white wines. You will find in this canton a good number of hikes and wine tourism walks. The Geneva region is the oldest wine producer in Switzerland. It produces Aligoté, Chardonnay and Pinot Gris for white wines, and Gamay red wine. The castle route in the Geneva countryside is ideal for a weekend stroll. In the Valais region, spectacular vineyards stretch all in altitude. It is the region that produces the most wine nationally, the vast majority of which are reds. The Ticino region near the Italian Alps is a growing vineyard specializing in red wines such as Nostrano. Finally, the great region of German-speaking Switzerland also cultivates a majority of red grape varieties, and some whites such as Gewürztraminer and Pinot Gris. It is a very diverse region spread over 17 cantons.
How to book an experience or a wine weekend in Switzerland?
With Winalist, wine tourism in Switzerland is just one click away! Discover the partner vineyards and castles in the country, for an experience that suits you. Select your next destination using your criteria, then book your experience on the date and time of your choice, with no booking fees. Our harvesting partners also open their doors to you for a wine tourism stay on Saturdays and Sundays.
Do you want to please a wine lover by offering him an oenological experience? Discover our Winalist gift card. Usable for all the activities offered, the card is also fully customizable!
The best wine experiences in Switzerland
To fully enjoy your visit, fill up on a variety of experiences. Taste directly in the cellar of a producer, or during a meal for a complete wine initiation with a winemaker.
Some estates sometimes offer you their open doors for a convivial moment around a glass of wine.
To better discover a region of Switzerland, opt for the walks and tours of our partners. Some excursions organized in groups over several days are particularly suitable for business seminars.