SWP - Discover the new vintage at the Swiss open wineries 2016

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Swiss Wine Promotion is pleased to announce the next Swiss open wineries event to be held over four weekends in six different wine regions across the country between April 29 and May 29, 2016.


More than 100,000 visitors

What began in Geneva and the German speaking part of Switzerland as a regional event has become the national meeting for producers and their audience. More than half of Swiss producers participate and attract more than 100,000 people each year.

Relationships and tastings

The combination of the proximity of producers and a renewed interest in local products make the success of these days. Producers obviously enjoy meeting the public and share the fruits of their labour. While for the public it is an opportunity to discover the quality of the products, understand the process of making wine and buy from the source.

Six regions, six identities to discover

The Swiss open wineries event spreads over 4 weekends and across the six wine making regions of Switzerland. It is an invitation to discover producers beyond your area of residence. This year Neuchâtel, Bielersee and the German-speaking Switzerland open the way followed by Valais, Vaud and finally Geneva and Ticino. See the schedules below.

The Swiss open wineries contest 2016

This year Swiss Wine invites the public to share its visits by participating in a contest with many prizes of wine.


Swiss Open Wineries 2016

For more information about the open wineries in your region:


About Swiss Wines

Wine is part of the social, cultural and culinary habits of Swiss consumers who are generally open to the wines of the world.

The country has two eminent international ambassadors: Paolo Basso, World Best Sommelier in 2013 and Dr José Vouillamoz, ampelographer, co-author with Jancis Robinson of the book  « Wine Grapes ». 

  • Vine has been grown in Switzerland since the Roman Empire
  • 132nd worldwide in terms of its area 41,285 km2
  • 20th worldwide in terms of the vineyards surface with 148 km2
  • 10th in the world by the ratio between the surface of the country and its vineyards
  • 4th in the world by the annual wine consumption per capita (33 litres per capita)


The role of the Swiss Wine brand

In Switzerland, one bottle consumed out of three is produced locally. The production is limited by its surface and despite a preference for the local production by consumers; the Swiss wines are in stiff competition with foreign wines.

It is the role of Swiss Wine as a brand to encourage this domestic preference.