In brief: the Chateau de Chillon near Montreux has won the first Swiss wine tourism award. The awards given in Cully 8 September included: honorable mention to Lavaux Patrimoine Mondial , “Event” award to Weinweg Weinfelden (Thurgau) and for “Gastronomy”, the Moulin de Cugy.
Canton Vaud continues its charm campaign in Japan, building a high-end following of fans of Chasselas; six wineries from the canton took part 4-8 September in presentations and wine-tastings in Tokyo.
Expect to hear more, lots more, about the Fête des Vignerons in Vevey in 2019. While you are waiting, you can sample the new Obrist wine produced in anticipation of the mega-event, Les Cent Suisses (CHF16.70/bottle), a Chasselas from Epesses. The name comes from the famous Swiss military group created by King Charles VIII in 1497.
Events: I have added some of my favourites, but if you’re looking for a more complete list of Swiss wine events, visit Swiss Wine, the official promotional body’s calendar.