Switzerland has been a laggard for wine tourism, which has been successfully expanding in France and Italy for several years. France, for example, went from 7.5 million wine tourists in 2009 to more than 10 million in 2016 – with an increase of 40% more foreign tourists. Wineries everywhere are suffering from greater competition and […]
Chateau de Chillon
Be a tourist in Swiss vineyards in the winter! You’ll see the true landscape of Swiss wine: extraordinary geography and human hands meet, a continuation of a culture that reaches far back in time.
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 […]
This article was published in the March 2014 edition of Swiss Wine Magazine, a quarterly publication of Swiss Wine Connection. Republished with permission. Photos here are mine, not those that appeared with the article. Wine tourism grows beyond a buzz phrase By Ellen Wallace LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND – Canton Vaud is home to Switzerland’s most visited […]
Switzerland’s most popular tourist attraction to house new service areas GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – The Chateau de Chillon has awarded first prize in its architectural and landscape competition for a new cafeteria and boutique to Lausanne architectural firm Dreier Frenzel, with art historian Clément Crevoisier. The award comes with prize money of CHF30,000 and a recommendation […]