Glossary of Swiss wine terms
Raüschling - White grape variety that can be found in Eastern Switzerland.
Rèze - Indigenous white grape variety from Valais which serves to elaborate the "Vin des glaciers".
Riesling - Classic German grape variety cultivated in small quantities in Valais.
Riesling x Sylvaner - (Müller-Thurgau) - White grape variety cultivated mainly in Eastern Switzerland.
Salvagnin - HRed wine of good quality in the canton of Vaud, comparable to the Dôle of Valais.
Sauvignon Blanc - White grape variety that can be found in Valais and in Ticino.
Savagnin Blanc - White grape variety from the Jura (France) that is found in Valais under the name of Païen (Heida).
Schiller - Rosé from Eastern Switzerland issued from red and white grapes grown in the same vineyard.
Sommelier - Person in charge with the service of wines and responsible for the cellar in a restaurant.
Süssdruck - Rosé from Eastern Switzerland.
Sylvaner - White grape variety relatively important in Switzerland, known under the names of Johannisberg or Rhine in Valais.
Syrah - Classic red grape variety, cultivated above all in Valais.
Terravin - White wine of good quality in the canton of Vaud.
Twanner - - Wine from the Twann region (Lake of Bienne).
Weissherbst - Term of origin used in Eastern Switzerland to refer to a white wine issued from the Pinot Noir.
Winser-Wy - Quality label for wines from Eastern Switzerland.