Valais

A magnificent region that follows the Rhone from its source to the shores of Lake Geneva, Valais is one of the most beautiful valleys of the Alps, ideally situated in the heart of them.

Key informations

Area : 4804 ha

Producers : + / – 600

Grapes variety : 72 +

Contact

Interprofession de la Vigne et du Vin du Valais

Avenue de la Gare 2

1964 Conthey

info@lesvinsduvalais.ch

+41 27 345 40 80

Valais

Valais wines…a graceful, energetic, emotional and interactive journey!

Valais, the land of vineyards and wine…

With 5,000 hectares of vineyards, Valais is Switzerland’s main wine-producing canton. It has many assets: imposing landscapes that enjoy an exceptional amount of sunshine, vines planted on the hillsides that climb towards the sky, numerous grape varieties producing many great wines, each more interesting than the last, and customs and traditions that give it character and a strong identity.

Recognised worldwide for the excellence of its syrupy wines, the elegance (brightness, vividness, refinement) of its Petite Arvine, the nobleness of its Fendant and the character of its Cornalin, Valais also harbours many other delightful and exciting treasures.

In Valais, a vast number of grape varieties enjoy ideal conditions enabling them to flourish due to the tremendous range of soils, aspects and climates, otherwise known as terroirs.

Numerous grape varieties are grown here at an altitude that generally varies between 450 and 800 metres. Although four grape varieties – chasselas, pinot noir, gamay and sylvaner – occupy a large part of the regional wine-growing area, AOC quality label specialities also abound here, being produced in ever greater quantities.
Petite Arvine, Johannisberg, Païen/Heida, Cornalin, Humagne Rouge, Syrah, Amigne, and Ermitage all have strong character, panache, depth and class…

In pictures

To do in the region

5 hours

Les Celliers de Sion, Route d’Italie 9, Sion

Package

Valais vineyard trail on foot

CHF 699 / person

Av. de la Gare 66, Martigny

1 hour 30 minutes
Culture
Tasting

Maison Gilliard – Winery visit and tasting

CHF 15 / person

Rue de Loèche 70, Sion

Avenue de la Gare, Martigny

Package

Valais vineyard trail by bike

CHF 489 / person

Avenue de la Gare 66, Martigny

2 hours
Family
Tasting

Colline de Daval – Wine Tasting

CHF 15 / person

Colline de Daval 5, Sierre