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How to Explore Europe’s Alpine Wine Region

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Rue Sainte-Catherine 4, 3960 Sierre, Switzerland
A Swiss sojourn wouldn’t be complete with gorging on a plate, or five, of Raclette. For the best, head to the fairytale-esque Château de Villa, which sits on the mountainside in Sierre. Here, the house special consists of five cheeses...
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Rue du Scex 10, 1950 Sion, Switzerland
Great views of the Alps from the center of town. From $140.
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Rue du Grand-Pont 29, 1950 Sion, Switzerland
This wine and tapas bar run by an association of 24 Sion winemakers has a bottle shop, too.
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Route Cantonale 285, 1963 Vétroz, Switzerland
Special tours include raclette and fondue.
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Kantonsstrasse 70, 3930 Visp, Switzerland
Try wines made by vintners who have helped save near-extinct grapes such as himbertscha and gwass.
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73800 Montmélian, France
This friendly, 41-room hotel sits at the foot of La Savoyarde mountain. From $72.
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312 Rue de la Garenne, 38890 Vignieu, France
Modern rooms fill a 13th-century château that's minutes from Saint-Chef. From $110.
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46 Rue du Dr Veyrat, 73800 Montmélian, France
The small museum houses the Pierre Galet Center for Alpine Ampelography.
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190 Impasse du Teura, 38190 Bernin, France
Taste rare wines in a no-frills tasting room with views of Mont Blanc.
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441 Rue Charles de Gaulle, 38920 Crolles, France
This restaurant and wine bar specializes in wines from small-scale vintners.
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945 Route des Vignes, 38890 Saint-Chef, France
Try persan and other rarities with a grape expert.