The vineyards and grape
varieties of the Valais
On the granite soil of the Rhône bend, the Gamay grape variety grows like a lord.
The vineyards of Plan-Cerisier are dotted with "Mazots", small temporary houses that housed the vineyard workers who came down from the mountain.
Chamoson / Fully
The vineyards of Chamoson are spread over an alluvial cone which offers a great diversity of terroirs. Wines of exceptional quality are produced in the region's cellars.
In Fully, you will find, among others, the Petite Arvine, the emblematic Valaisan grape variety. The Follatères nature reserve with its Mediterranean microclimate dominates this vineyard.
Bisse de Clavau / Vétroz, Conthey
It is in the Sion region that the terraced vineyards are most impressive. The dry stone walls of the Domaines Brûlefer and Cozettes reach up to 22 m high.
A walk along the Claveau stream allows you to explore these terraces suspended in the void. Excursion on the vertiginous Bisse du Grand Lens and wine tasting in my garden.
Flanthey, Vaas, Lens
Cornalin or Rouge du Pays is one of the oldest grape varieties in the Valais. As early as 1313, the sale of a Cornalin vineyard in the region of the village of Flanthey is mentioned.
The vineyard overlooks the Rhone valley and the view opens up onto the Upper Valais and the town of Sierre.
Miège, Salquenen, Visperterminen
Going up the valley, we arrive at the Coteaux de Sierre. Here the neighbouring mountain people (from above!) practiced transhumance to work their vines and moved several times a year.
Between heaven and earth, discover the vineyard of Visperterminen, the highest in continental Europe, which stretches from 600 to 1150m. We are here in the cradle of Heida/Pagan.
Cliquez pour découvrir nos sorties
Valais Wine Tours offers to discover the Valais wine world in a personalised way, adapting to the client's desires, while suggesting the region's must-sees.
The outings generally consist of an explanatory walk in the vineyards with a first tasting from the backpack, ending with a visit to the cellar and a tasting with commentary by the winemaker.