Swiss Wine Tour

Discover the many wine tourism destinations and activities located in the heart of the Alps! The diversity of its landscapes and grape varieties will delight your taste buds and your eyes.

At the heart of the harvest

"Au coeur des vendanges" (at the heart of the harvest) is an event that takes place when summer is coming to an end, when the grapes are gorged with sugar and the vines are discreetly adorned with touches of gold: it is harvest time. This event takes place throughout Switzerland and aims to allow visitors to discover the harvest period. This moment is the consecration of the work accomplished throughout the year by wine producers. During a half-day, visitors are immersed in the harvest work alongside the producers to experience moments of rare intensity through demanding but very rewarding work. It is also an opportunity to share and discuss the wine. creation process in order to discover all its secrets.

We went to a vineyard near Zurich that had an amazing view of the lake. The event started early on Saturday and before we even knew it we were in the vineyards, boots covered in mud, secateurs in hand, to help with the harvest. It was really cool to know that this grape will become a local wine that we can then find in the shops of Zurich. Later, we sat in the sun to taste the wine and a local dish while listening to the winemaker's stories. If you are a wine enthusiast, you will love this event.

Larisa Topalo, content creator and founder of the blog "justmovedtoswitzerland"

The 2021 edition of 'Au coeur des vendanges' was pure joy for me: an experience filled with smiles and pleasure. Opening our doors as part of the national day 'Au coeur des vendanges' gives meaning to our profession: people were amazed to discover behind the scenes and understand what we do. It's a joy to have been able to share our passion, to have created links and to have been able to raise awareness of all the work that goes into a bottle of wine.

Annie Rossi, oenologist and manager of Domaine de la Grillette in Cressier, Neuchatel

What I liked most about the first edition of 'Au coeur des vendanges' was the closeness with the growers and their desire to share their know-how. Discovering their work during a day was very instructive! The event ended with a superb meal and the weather was on our side all day!

Anonymous participant

The audience was very cosmopolitan. We had people from Singapore, England, Geneva, the canton of Vaud and German-speaking Switzerland. It is important for us to show that there are vineyards in Switzerland and to make consumers aware that behind a bottle there are grapes and work.

Romain Monnard, winemaker and cultivation assistant at Domaine Berthaudin, Tartegnin, Vaud

Great Wine Captitals

Great Wine Capitals Global Network (GWC) est un réseau international qui regroupe aujourd’hui dix grandes métropoles internationales reconnues à travers le monde pour la qualité de leur régions viticoles, tant sur le plan économique que culturel. Ce réseau vise à favoriser les échanges commerciaux, touristiques et pédagogiques entre ses différentes villes membres. L'adhésion de Lausanne GWC a pour objectif de faire rayonner l'ensemble du vignoble Suisse à l'international.

Best Of Wine Tourism

As part of Great Wine Capitals Network, Switzerland participates in the "Regional Best Of Wine Tourism". These prizes distinguish the offers, individual or collective, contributing to the promotion of Swiss wine tourism. It is aimed at all players in the world of wine, tourism, gastronomy, terroir, heritage, etc. The purpose of the Best Of Wine Tourism is to reward initiatives from the following categories:

  • Architecture / Landscapes

  • Art/Culture

  • Discovery/Innovation

  • Environment / Development

  • Catering / Hospitality

  • Services / Organisation

  • … as well as a category specifically dedicated to artisans

The Swiss Wine Tourism Meetings

The aim of the Swiss Wine Tourism Meetings is to bring together players, interested parties and professionals in the field through conferences, debates and round tables on the theme of wine tourism. The role of the event is not only to bring together all of these players but also to generate partnerships, collaborations and debates on current topics. The priority is for concrete initiatives and it is orientated towards current practices.

Our Wine Tourism partners

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