The viticulture in Switzerland spreads over 150 square kilometres and is concentrated on the west and south of the country: in Geneva, Neuchatel, Tessin, Valais and Vaud.
East of Geneva, Switzerland extends into the neighbouring canton of Vaud, which offers many attractions; the wine heritage Lavaux region is forty minutes away by train, and has spectacular views of the vineyards, Lake Geneva and the French Alps.
Traditionally, the Swiss production goes back to the Roman period, but traces show that the wine culture started in the 2nd century BC. The Valais is the biggest producer in the country. With its 1,400 acres of vineyards, Geneva is the third biggest wine making canton of Switzerland and contains approximately a hundred cellars offering a large selection of speciality wines.
Lavaux is famous for its terraced vineyards overlooking the Lake of Geneva between Lutry and Montreux. This vineyard is a UNESCO world heritage site.
The Sommelier of our newly launched Wine Lounge will be happy to share his passion and knowledge about the wine heritage of Switzerland with you. He can also offer you a selection of Swiss cheeses and charcuterie. You can meet him in front of the Woods restaurant, daily from 5.30pm onwards.