Valais. Fine wines along the Rhône River
Sometimes the Valais becomes a Mediterranean country. This is one of the reasons why so many wonderful specialties have been born here.
None of the other 22 cantons enjoy culinary delights like valais. This is due to the special microclimate and the different soil types. The canton combines the dry Mediterranean climate and the alpine areas. No wonder that the highest European vineyard (1150 meters above sea level) is located here in Visperterminen.
Valais is a large wine cellar. Two-fifths of Swiss wines are produced here. These are about 50 different types of wine, including the old ones, which can hardly be found near Valais (such as Petite Arvine, Amigne, Humagne Blanc or Humagne Rouge). The most famous wine types are Chasselas (Fendant) and Pinot Noir. The Syrah produced on the upper arm of the Rhône River is also becoming popular.
Château de Villa is a wine cellar with a unique collection of over 500 varieties of wine. All of them are served in a special atmosphere. The castle is a 15-minute walk from Sierre Station.
A good starting point to Valais, the capital city of Zion.
Ticino. Excellent wines in southern Switzerland.
In southern Switzerland, where they speak Italian, palm knife and rich Merlot wine will be. In ancient times, the land between the Gotthard and Lombardy was very poor. Foods consumed in local cafes and restaurants have been invented by the strains of the past. Many well-known and appreciated delicates were made from the poor selection of local products. For example, polenta, risotto or calce – marinated and grilled fish. Rabbit, salami, mortadella ticinese (meat cut), chic sausages and sweet pie, Torta di pane classic local delicacies. A few years ago roast chestnut has regained popularity. There are also excellent wines here – eg. Local red wine is a real specialty. Those who liked Bordeaux are now attracted to Merlot del Ticino by the barrel, with a distinctive tastes. Less than one fifth of local wines are produced from other grape varieties. The list of wines is Bondola, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay, Chasselas, Sauvignon and Semillon. Especially the Merlot bianco.
In Ticino, visit the Futtoria Amorosa restaurant on a 15-hectare terrace between Gudo and Sementina. Three hectares of land are occupied by Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdit. The local wine cellar goes into a rock and serves to store excellent wine.
Ticino is the capital of Bellinzona.
Graubünden. Where the wind serves the vineyards.
In Graubünden, German, Italian and Romans speak. The capital of Chur. This mountain canton had a great impact on its northern and southern neighbors. That's why there are so many delicacy. Grapes (including Blauburgundert (Pinot Noir), Riesling and Chardonnay) are not here without hot winds. The most famous grape varieties are grown in malanes, yenins, Maienfeld and Fläsch, but are the only original local wine maker. Today, winemakers produce wines such as Pinot Gris and Blanc, Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Caranoir.
Typical dishes such as the Alpine regions are simple countryside. At the same time, they are very popular among tourists. The traditional Graubünden dried meat, cheese, barley soup, pizza is delicious.
The Alter Torkel wine bar is 5 minutes from Jen in the heart of the vineyards. Huge local wines, typical Graubünden meals and a small wine museum.