Vineyards the length of the upper Rhone in Valais were treated to a gentle snowfall Monday.
This was a very wet weekend in Switzerland, which meant I pretty much had the vineyards to myself, nice for photos as long as you don’t insist on sun in your images. This area is to the east (upriver side of the village) of the well-known Sierre-Salgesch vineyard trail, 6 km and 2.5 hours, that […]
Wine writer Yves Beck, who posts frequently on Facebook, set me straight there on what seems to be an urban myth about the Swiss countryside. I’ve been told by many people that Valais is the only canton that authorizes watering for vines. I mentioned it recently because Salgesch (called Salquenen in French), near Sierre, sits […]
Top awards for Swiss wines go to mix of new and old producers BERN, SWITZERLAND – The Swiss Winemaker of the Year for 2011 is Diego Mathier from Salquenen/Salgesch (cellar: Nouveau Salquenen) in canton Valais who previously won the coveted award in 2007. He was named at a gala dinner Tuesday night 25 October in […]
Grape variety growing rapidly in international popularity; Swiss Pinot Noirs among best Sierre, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – The World Champion Pinot Noir producer is a Graubuenden winery, Weingut Donatsch Malans, for its Donatsch Pinot Noir Passion. The award, announced 2 September by the Mondial du Pinot Noir international wine competition, is given to the winery that […]