Let me introduce you to Swiss wine…the perfect pairing for Swiss chocolate and cheese!

Lake Geneva Wineyards

Often overshadowed by its neighbors France, Italy and Germany, you hear little about Swiss wine.

Perhaps a reflection of the diversity in culture and language in the country, Switzerland has a variety of offerings sure to please any palate.

HISTORY / OVERVIEW

The Swiss wine industry is small but mighty.  Vines here amount to a mere .2% of the world’s total grape growing land.  This equates to 15,000 hectares of vines in Switzerland.  To give you a frame of reference, Bordeaux, one region in France, has 120,000 hectares!

Apart from being outshined by surrounding countries, Swiss wine is not well known abroad due to a low export percentage of 1.8% (all the more reason to try it while you are here!).  That being said, the wine has to go somewhere; Swiss consumption is around 31 L per year per person and, according to Spanfeller Media Group, that places Switzerland within the top 10 wine-consuming countries per capita in the world. Continue reading Let me introduce you to Swiss wine…the perfect pairing for Swiss chocolate and cheese!