Verbier Wine Festival - Grisons - Maienfeld

Graubünden, the small region with great wines

The Grisons vineyard - also called Bündner Herrschaft or Heidiland - is located on the right bank of the Rhine between Chur and Bad Ragaz. Relatively small, given the large area of the Canton, it covers just over 400 hectares. The climate is particularly mild, and the surrounding mountains protect the vines from cold winds.

The soils are rich in limestone, as in Burgundy. Thanks to its flagship grape variety, Pinot Noir, this small wine-growing region produces high quality wines, so that it is nicknamed "little Burgundy". In addition to international grape varieties, there is also a very old indigenous white grape variety, the Completer.

Key info

Area 421 ha
Distribution 26% white, 74% red
Climate Mild continental
Soils Limestone and slate
Cultivation -
Source OFAG 2021

German Swiss vineyards map

Carte du vignoble alémanique

White grapes

Grape Area Weight
Müller-Thurgau (Riesling-Silvaner) 32 ha 7.6%
Chardonnay 25 ha 5.9%
Pinot Blanc (Weissburgunder) 15 ha 3.6%
Sauvignon Blanc 13 ha 3.1%
Pinot Gris (Grauburgunder) 10 ha 2.4%
Completer - indigenous 6 ha 1.4%

Red grapes

Grape Area Weight
Pinot Noir (Blauburgunder) 293 ha 69.6%
Merlot 5 ha 1.1%

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