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!

The Swiss autumn convinces with a wide range of winery festivals
The Swiss autumn convinces with a wide range of winery festivals

Plan-Cerisier

The wine festival celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. Source: www.plancerisier.ch
The wine festival celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. Source: www.plancerisier.ch

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.

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Hallau

30 August – 1st September

The autumn festival in Hallau lasts the whole weekend. Source: https://hallaugia.ch
The autumn festival in Hallau lasts the whole weekend. Source: https://hallaugia.ch

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.

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PerBacco, Bellinzona

In der charmanten Altstadt von Bellinzona findet PerBacco statt. Quelle: www.newlyswissed.com
In der charmanten Altstadt von Bellinzona findet PerBacco statt. Quelle: www.newlyswissed.com

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.

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Twanner wine route

– 8 September

The wine route offers a magnificent view of Lake Biel. Source: www.twanner-weinstrasse.ch
The wine route offers a magnificent view of Lake Biel. Source: www.twanner-weinstrasse.ch

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.

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Wine festival Malans

Try the excellent wines of the Bündner Herrschaft. Source: www.suedostschweiz.ch
Try the excellent wines of the Bündner Herrschaft. Source: www.suedostschweiz.ch

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.

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Fête des Vendanges, Neuenburg

The whole of Neuchâtel will be on its feet for the feast of Verdanges. Source: /www.fete-des-vendanges.ch
The whole of Neuchâtel will be on its feet for the feast of Verdanges. Source: /www.fete-des-vendanges.ch

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.

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Sagra del Borgo, Mendrisio

In Mendrisio and its surroundings, wine is cultivated the most in Ticino. Source: www.sagradelborgo.ch
In Mendrisio and its surroundings, wine is cultivated the most in Ticino. Source: www.sagradelborgo.ch

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.

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68th Winzerfest Döttingen

The largest wine festival in German-speaking Switzerland is in Döttingen. Source: www.winzerfest.ch
The largest wine festival in German-speaking Switzerland is in Döttingen. Source: www.winzerfest.ch

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.

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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.

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