Autumn is wine season. In all wine regions of Switzerland the traditional wine festivals take place from the end of August on. A great opportunity to taste Swiss wine and get to know different regions of Switzerland better. We have put together the most rewarding wine festivals from all over the country for you and hope you enjoy tasting our wines!
30 – 31 August
This year’s Winzerfest is something very special, as the festival celebrates its 25th anniversary. The “Plan-Cerisier en fête” will therefore open on Friday evening with various concerts. On Saturday the whole day celebration will take place in the entire hamlet of Plan-Cerisier. It is a successful mixture of wine, music and arts and crafts.
30 August – 1st September
The wine festival in Hallau, known for its Pinot Noir, is called Hallaugia. A large number of wine producers and suppliers present their products in the heart of the charming village Hallau. In addition to wine, there are also agricultural and handicraft products from the region. There is a varied programme of activities for children.
5 – 8 September
PerBacco is a feast for the whole family. In the historic heart of Bellinzona there is a varied programme for everyone. Wine lovers can taste the excellent Ticino wine at the various wine tasting booths and music lovers can also get their money’s worth thanks to various small concerts. This is an excellent opportunity for young people and families to get to know the area and discover the local wine tradition.
Twanner wine route
7 – 8 September
The special characteristic of the Twanner Wine Route is its breathtaking location. The festival takes place amidst the vineyards, which offer a unique view of Lake Biel and the Alpine panorama. The wine route can be easily reached on foot from the village of Twann. On the Vineyard Trail above Twann, twelve winegrowing families invite you to taste their fine wines in a convivial atmosphere.
Wine festival Malans
20 – 22 September
Wine lovers meet in September in Malans in the canton of Graubünden. The Malans Wine Festival has been a fixture in the calendars of wine lovers for years. Visitors can convince themselves of the high quality of the individual wines by visiting the wine-growing village, enjoying an exclusive tasting in one of the numerous wine-growing or gastronomic establishments or taking part in one of the enjoyable events.
Fête des Vendanges, Neuenburg
27 – 29 September
On the last weekend of September, the start of the grape harvest is celebrated in the Neuchâtel region. The Guggenmusk is a firm component. The night parade takes place on Friday evening, but the groups themselves are present throughout the festival. The flower parade on Sunday afternoon is particularly popular. To the rhythm of the fanfares, it continues the traditional procession of vintage wagons loaded with winemakers’ tools and decorated with flowers.
Sagra del Borgo, Mendrisio
27 – 29 September
Sagra del Borgo is a wine festival that celebrates the grape harvest and promotes local oenogastronomic products. Mendrisio and its surroundings have the largest wine-growing area in the canton of Ticino. For three days, visitors can stroll through the streets of the historic centre and discover ancient traditions, customs and local products. And of course you can taste the excellent wine.
68th Winzerfest Döttingen
4 – 6 Oktober
The Winzerfest in Döttingen is the largest in German-speaking Switzerland. The 25 local winegrowers, who mainly grow Pinot Noir, Riesling x Sylvaner and Pinot gris, present their best wines in the many beautifully prepared club and cellar taverns and at the wine tasting stands. The heart of the festival is the wine-grower parade.
Order your wine in Swiss German
So now you’re going to one of those great wine festivals. Wouldn’t it be the licensing, you could order your glass of wine in Swiss German from the local winegrowers? To make sure this works, register today for our online course.