Almost all Swiss wine is consumed in Switzerland. The exports of Swiss wine is between 1% and 2% of the total production.
Valais, a hundred kilometers area along the river Rhône, counts for more than 30% of the Swiss wine-production.
Valais has a dry climate, protected by the Alps, and a warm "Föhn" wind that slides down the valley also helps to mature the grapes.
The area produces delicate Pinot Noir wines and a light and delicate Chasselas called Fendant.
Vaud counts for about 25% of the Swiss wine-production. The area produces a fresh and fruity Chasselas, called Fendant, and red wines from Gamay and Pinot Noir.
In the North-East, German-speaking Switzerland, the hot "Föhn" wind is responsible for mature the grapes.
Pinot Noir (Blauburgunder) is the most popular red wine, and Müller-Thurgau (Riesling-Silvaner) is the most common white.
The Geneva wine region covers the left and right banks of the Rhone river a few kilometers from the center of Geneva.
Italian-speaking Ticino, on the south side of the Alps, is the sunniest wine region in Swittzerland.
Most of the vineyards in Ticino are planted with Merlot, where it enjoys a favourable climate.
The three lakes area covers the wineyards at the banks of Lake Neuchatel, Lake Bienne, and Lake Morat.
The best known wines from this area are Pinot Noir and Chasselas, but the region is also known for producing some award-winning Chardonnays.
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