Chemin du Vignoble
Chemin du Vignoble, 1971 Grimisuat, Switzerland
Photo by Megan Mallen/Jessica Gardner
A Tasting Tour of the Valais VineyardsSwitzerland’s largest and oldest wine region (viticulture in this area dates back to the Roman Era) stretches fifty miles along the Rhône River in the canton of Valais. Plan an excursion along the Chemin du Vignoble, a meandering wine route leading through 24 idyllic Valais villages. Wines can be tasted without appointment at most vineyards along the way, and you’ll find over 50 grape varieties—many indigenous or regional specialties found nowhere else in the world. Take advantage of a rare opportunity to experience the nuances of Swiss wine—only 1-2 percent of production is exported abroad.