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Glossary of the Swiss terms of origin

Aargau - German-speaking canton located between Basel and Zurich where the most produced wines are the whites from the Müller-Thurgau.

Aesch - Wine-producing village near Basel.

Aigle - Wine-producing village in the Chablais region (Vaud), known for its distinguished Chasselas wines and its museum of wine-production.

Aubonne - Wine-producing village in the La Côte region (Vaud).

Auvernier - Wine-producing village on the western bank of the Lake of Neuchâtel.

Begnins - Wine-producing village in the La Côte region (Vaud).

Bellinzona - Town and vineyards in the Sopraceneri region (Ticino).

Bex - Wine-producing village in the Chablais region (Vaud).

Bienne (Ger. Biel) - Bilingual town in the three lakes’ region, by the Lake of Bienne (Ger. Bielersee).

Bonvillars - Wine-producing village in the North of the canton of Vaud.

Boudry - Wine-producing village on the western bank of the Lake of Neuchâtel, with an interesting museum of wine.

Bündner Herrschaft - (Fr. Herrschaft grisonne) - The most important wine-producing region from the canton of Graubünden (German Switzerland), with the well-known wine-producing villages of Fläsch, Jenins, Maienfeld, and Malans.

Bursinel - Wine-producing village in the La Côte region (Vaud).

Calamin - One of two terms of origin Great Vintage granted to some wines from Lavaux (Vaud).

Chablais - Important wine-producing region in the canton of Vaud, on the right bank of the Rhône, upstream from the Lake of Geneva.

Chamoson - Wine-producing village from Valais, known for its Sylvaner wines.

Chardonne - Wine-producing village in the Lavaux region (Vaud), near Vevey.

Chiasso - Town and vineyards near the Italian border, in the Sottoceneri region (Ticino).

La Côte (La ~) – Important wine-producing region from the canton of Vaud, on the western bank of the Lake of Geneva.

Coteau de Vincy - Vineyards in the La Côte region (Vaud).

Côtes de l'Orbe - Vineyards in the North of the canton of Vaud.

Cressier - Wine-producing village situated between the Lakes of Neuchâtel and of Bienne.

Conthey - Wine-producing village from the canton of Valais.

Dézaley - The best-known of the two terms of origin Great Vintage granted to some wines from Lavaux (Vaud).

 

 
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