It's harvest time - Swiss Wine Valais - ValaisTake part in the first "grape harvest open day" in Valais! > more 23September
Rallying the 5 senses - Christelle Besse - Nouvo Bourg, SaillonA wine and food tasting event that puts all 5 senses on the map, organised by Christelle Besse. > more
Swiss wine tourism awards: Valais steals the limelight!During the Rencontres suisses de l'œnotourisme [Swiss wine tourism congress], several projects from Valais won awards, including Vinum Montis. > more
Les Celliers de Sion: Les aventuriers du cep de vigne (Vine stock quest)Enjoy this outdoor adventure, walking through Sion's magnificent vineyards in search of the highly-prized special vine stock. > more
A wild grape variety that is happy in cold, dry conditions, Pinot Noir loves the limestone soils that can be found everywhere in the region of Sierre and Salgesch.
The first grand cru variety in Valais, Pinot Noir creates excellent wines that are distinguished by their great length in the mouth and smooth tannins.A little secret about Pinot Noir: as with Merlot, the world capital for Pinot Noir is none other than Sierre ... because the annual ‘Mondial du Pinot’ competition is organised in our region!
Introduced in Valais in the mid-19th century, Pinot Noir allowed viticulture to develop in Valais.
© Photo: Les Vins du Valais Giorgio Skory