What Makes Wine Country in Graubünden so Exceptional?

Touring the Rhine Valley vineyards of Graubünden, tourists will surely hear references to the value of “aspect,” a term referring to the geographical direction in which a vineyard slope faces. The site aspect of a vineyard’s slopes determines the timing and intensity of available sunshine to wine grape crops. Aspect is particularly essential in cooler regions like the Graubünden canton vineyards, where grapes struggle to ripen on anything except the sunniest of slopes.

After making its way down from Tomasee, the Rhine River’s source high in the Alps, the Rhine finds her way to the Graubünden vineyard sites planted on the right side of the riverbanks, and mixes with the finer Swiss soils of schist and gneiss. All this, added to the extraordinary Graubünden location and the perfect timing of brilliant mountain sunshine, completes a precise formulation for generations of winemaking excellence.

A rare known fact about Rhine Valley Swiss grown wines is that although more famous regions of German wines boast about Rheinqau, Baden, and Rheinessen, Graubünden vineyards are nourished by that great Rhine River long before it reaches the slopes of those German vineyards.

Ride through the vineyards of Graubunden.


Photo courtesy of Swiss Tourism

Recent Posts

See All

Travel Must Adapt, Not Die

“Even if we have to walk, we will wander. For, to wander is to be alive.” – Roman Payne Unless the human race turns against instinct and the will to live, (which won’t happen), so long as the cards o

Should You Become a Member?

If you are a professionally-minded person with international tastes; if your field of work or play involves traveling, or writing, gourmet cooking (or eating), or wine-making (or wine-drinking); if you are into publishing (or reading), marketing, philosophy, or just relaxing and enjoying, CityRoom is the private association tailored just for you.  

Memberships start at only $8/month.

Join Today for Free! 

Join now to discover our member services, and you will not be charged for the next 10 days, during which time you will discover how CityRoom can help you in your professional (and possibly your personal) life. 

Cancel anytime in the next 10 days to avoid any charge.  Contact us anytime with questions.

©2020 by CityRoom, Inc.