The Swiss people are known to be culinary gourmets, therefore they do not compromise when it comes to the quality of their wine for dining or an enjoyable evening. It is therefore useful that they are able to grow and process a unique variety of grapes in their own country. In total, an area of 14,836 hectares throughout Switzerland’s 26 cantons is used for the vineyard cultivation. As different as these areas are in their scenery,they are just as different in their kind of soil. Among them are the calcareous Jurassic, the molasse and the abundant slate soils which ensure – together with a sunny but protected location – the successful grape harvest.