Vineyards the length of the upper Rhone in Valais were treated to a gentle snowfall Monday.
Winter wine travels in Switzerland
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.
Miège vines in the mist
A beautiful start to the day for vineyards in Miège, after last night’s snow a little higher up the mountainside, and plenty of rain for the vines. Click on image to view large; scroll to see both (we’re trying to sort out a technical problem with the way they display).
Down below, preparing for the harvest
At dawn Sunday, it looked like this, the mist hanging over the vineyards of Sierre, Miège, Salgesch and beyond, in canton Valais. Quiet vineyards, but as of today in full swing with the harvest (although they began last week).
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 […]