German Switzerland encompasses a loose grouping of 17 cantons. Around Basel and Aargau in the west; Zurich, Thurgau and Schaffhausen in the central zone; and Graubunden and St. Gallen in the east, its vineyards fall into its three areas. The red grape varieties are more important and majestically used in comparison with that of white. It offers dissimilar and exciting red wines, three quarters of the surface is stood with Pinot Noir (also known as Blauburgunder). White grapes primarily Muller-Thurgau known locally as Riesling-Sylvaner consisting of 25% of total production of grapes.
German Switzerland has spread about the German-speaking cantons in the north and east of the country. Wine is harvested in each region although sometimes the quantities are modest and the vineyards can be extensively scattered. Rauchling, Gewurtztraminer, and Pinot Gris are the speciality wines from German Switzerland. It shared the Swiss-German traditions and its variety from the different soils and climates, from which unity of the region comes. The hallmark and Winzer-Wy are known for distinctive quality and taste of wines. The largest wine-producing zones of German Switzerland are: Zurich, Schaffhausen, Aargau and Graubünden.