Geneva in Switzerland, separated into three areas of which Mandement resides on the right bank of the Rhone is the largest. Satigny and the vineyards of Peissy are the prominent towns of the place. Geneva's wine producers have achieved tremendous success in international wine competitions. The places offers multifarious grape varieties, Chardonnay, usually considered as alternatives are prominent among them. Though Chasselas dominates the white vines and Gamay among red vines equally leads. Gamay is a well structured wine whereas Pinot Noir taking more and more prominence just like other red vines.
Geneva is one of the most significant wine-producing zones and the first canton to establish and produce laws about the manufacture of wines with the appellation d'origine controlee - AOC (controlled term of origin). Favorable climate, optimum soil situation and an effective diffusion of Geneva's region produces an increasing number of distinguished wines. Advantage of the climate produces both red and white wine in almost equal quantities.
Geneva is widely known as Switzerland's third wine-producing canton and it thus well reputed as country's larger wine-making area. The hills around the western end of the Lake of Geneva favour the miscellaneous production which has most of the modern wine-producing techniques. Chasselas and Gamay are the highly preferred wines of Geneva. White Chardonnay, Aligote, Sauvignon blanc, Pinot gris, Muller-Thurgau, Pinot blanc, Gewurztraminer and Viognier; as in the reds, the Red Pinot noir, Gamaret, Merlot, Garanoir, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet franc are some significant names of Geneva wine variety. This canton Geneva is thus known for producing nearly half of the total Swiss organic wines.