More than 50 grape varieties are available in Switzerland to come with wines of some extra ordinary tastes and flavors. Out of an extensive range of grape varieties cultivated in Switzerland, Chasselas (called Fendant in Valais) is highly liked and preferred. Muller-Thurgau (commonly known as Riesling-Sylvaner) of Eastern Switzerland and Sylvaner (known as Johannisberg) in Valais are important varieties of Grapes in Switzerland. Pinot Noir is the prime red grape, widely available in all regions of the state.
In addition to the aforesaid varieties of Grapes, Switzerland offers a wide array of grapes and thus different in taste. Switzerland is affluent with a real treasure, an amazing 40 ancient indigenous rarities, some of which founds nowhere else in the world. Switzerland is the only state of Europe that comes with some special qualities of Grape. Among these special varieties of grapes, one grape is known as a surprising diversity of delicate white wines. The most important in Geneva and Vaud is the later ripening Gamay. The outstanding Bordeaux variety, Merlot, has found a second home in Ticino,
Today's vineyards are going through a balanced development. The selected international varieties and the newly developed Swiss strains like Gamaret, are gaining ground on assured customarily overriding vines. Thus more and more emphasis is delivered on the production of several other grape varieties. At the same time, other producers are working to grasp the full prospective of Switzerland's heritage of unique grape varieties.
This supple advance will help the workers in adapting a new economic condition while enduring to provide wines that improve the illustrious Swiss status of quality.