Valais & Wine.
An experience brimming with sublime variety.
With its 5,000 hectares of vineyards, Valais is the largest wine-growing region in Switzerland. It is home to magnificent terraced landscapes on exceptionally sunny slopes, with more than 50 grape varieties that produce a multitude of great wines, and traditions that lend the region its character and identity. Fine flavours ripen on the vines as a result of the thousands of hours of sunshine that transform Valais into a superb wine travel destination.
Valais’s liquid gold is no longer just a delight for the nose and the palate, but also offers up a variety of active experiences – from the origin of the vine through to its enjoyment in the glass. Three of these can be found in Lower Valais – in Sion, Chamoson and Fully.
Sion and wine: taste the diversity of Valais wines in exclusive settings in the company of a local guide as you gain an insight into the 7,000-year history of Valais’s capital. This is followed by either a visit to Valère Castle or a hike along the Bisse de Clavau with unparalleled views over the vineyards and the Rhone Valley. Chamoson, the home of the Johannisberg variety, also offers a varied day programme: besides the commented wine tasting, one of the highlights is walking the educational wine trail “From the Grape to the Summit”. The wine region of Fully, the home of Petit Arvine, is also a place to relax and recharge: after an active day visiting the Fol’terres Wine Shop and hiking the wine trail “The Wines and their Wine Cellars”, enjoy sheer relaxation in the waters of Saillon Thermal Spa.
Damian Constantin, director Valais / Wallis Promotion