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.
Area : 4804 ha
Producers : + / – 600
Grapes variety : 72 +
Interprofession de la Vigne et du Vin du Valais
Avenue de la Gare 2
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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…
To do in the region
Valais vineyard trail by bike
CHF 489 / person
Avenue de la Gare 66, Martigny
Sierre / Salgesch – a journey for the senses
CHF 63 / person
Rue Sainte-Catherine 4, Sierre
Maison Gilliard – Winery visit and tasting
CHF 15 / person
Rue de Loèche 70, Sion
Chamoson – Home of Johannisberg
CHF 60 / person
Rue de l’Eglise 40, Saint-Pierre-de-Clages
Through the grape varieties of the Rhone Valley
CHF 488 / person
Avenue de la Gare, Martigny
Les Celliers de Sion – Self-service tasting of wines at the Enomatic
CHF 9 / person
Les Celliers de Sion, Route d’Italie 9, Sion