Winemaker of the Year from Ticino, top wine Valais and organic from Geneva

Number one wine is from Valais and best organic wine from Geneva BERN, SWITZERLAND – Head for Valais for the best bottle of wine in the country, a Johannisberg from Chamoson, but go to Ticino if you want to sample the collection from the top winemaker in Switzerland. And Geneva is home to the best […]

Army makes final check on Chamoson forest fire

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BERN, SWITZERLAND – The forest fire that broke out just above the vineyards of Chamoson, canton Valais, last Thursday, 23 August, is under control, with the Swiss Army making final flyover helicopter checks Monday morning, an army spokesperson told GenevaLunch. The fire broke out after several days of hot, dry weather, with temperatures in the […]

Forest fire breaks out in Chamoson (details to follow)

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GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Firefighters are battling a forest fire that broke out late Wednesday 22 August, on the steep slopes above the village and vineyards, in Chamoson, canton Valais. Details to follow.

Amigne du Vétroz, Valais d’Or, Maurice Gay, Chamoson

Wine tasting notes, Swiss white wines wine video, white White wine, medium-dry Grape variety: Amigne, 2010 Winery: Maurice Gay SA Location: Chamoson, canton Valais Price at the winery: CHF18 View this wine reviewed in French by Laurent Probst and in German by Gabriel Tinguely Complete list of GenevaLunch Swiss wine videos, produced by RomanDuVin Click […]

Oeil-de-Perdrix La Canaille 2010, Albert Biollaz Chamoson

Wine tasting notes, Swiss rosé wines wine video, rosé Rosé wine, medium dry Grape variety: Pinot Noir Winery: Biollaz Vins Location: Chamoson, canton Valais Price at the winery: CHF14.90 (75 cl) at Giroud Vins View this wine reviewed in French by Laurent Probst and in German by Gabriel Tinguely Complete list of GenevaLunch Swiss wine […]

Fendant de Chamoson 2010 Giroud Vins

Wine tasting notes, Chasselas wine video, Chasselas White wine, dry Grape variety, Chasselas Winery: Giroud Vins Location: Sion, canton Valais Price at the winery: CHF14.30 View this wine reviewed in French by Laurent Probst and in German by Gabriel Tinguely Complete list of GenevaLunch Swiss wine videos, produced by RomanDuVin Click on image to view […]

Fendant Coteau de Chamoson 2010 Cave Le Banneret: wine video, Chasselas

View video White wine, dry Grape variety, Chasselas Winery: Cave Le Banneret Location: Chamoson, canton Valais Price at the winery: CHF13.50 View this wine reviewed in French by Laurent Probst and in German by Gabriel Tinguely Complete list of GenevaLunch Swiss wine videos, produced by RomanDuVin Click on image to view larger

Head for Valais for some glorious wine time! (update)

Update 21:00  SION, SWITZERLAND -  It doesn’t get much more perfect for wine-tasting weather, as Switzerland’s largest wine-producing canton opens its winery doors for three days, to present the newly bottled 2010 vintage. It was a very good year, the wines are a delight, the sun is shining and temperatures are expected to be 23-25C […]

Open Days for Valais wines, where to go

Here are my personal recommendations for places to visit during the Valais wineries Open Days Thursday-Saturday, 13-15 May. This is far from exhaustive, given the 179 wineries participating. And not all wineries are part of this, including some excellent ones, for a variety of reasons. To keep the list reasonable, I’ve had to leave out […]