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Geography Valais Vaud Geneva Three lakes German Swiss Ticino
Sub-regions Central Valais
Lower Valais
Upper Valais
Chablais
La Côte
Lausanne
Lavaux
Nord Vaudois
Riviera
Vully (VD)
Between Arve and Rhône
Geneva
Left bank (Arve - Lac)
Right bank (Mandement)
Unused
Bern (lake of Bienne)
Fribourg (Vully)
Neuchâtel (between the lakes)
Neuchâtel (lake Neuchâtel)
Aargau
Basel
Bern (city)
Graubünden
Lucerne
Saint Gallen
Schaffhausen
Thurgau
Zurich
Other
Mesolcina (GR)
Sopraceneri (North)
Sottoceneri (South)
Producers identified 600 460 170 110 310 130
Producers listed 43 28 11 15 34 23
Viticulture Valais Vaud Geneva Three lakes German Swiss Ticino
Regional weight 33.4% 25.4% 9.6% 4.9% 19.2% 7.4%
Cultivated area 12291 acres 9342 acres 3544 acres 1803 acres 7044 acres 2729 acres
Grapes proportion white/red
Planted white 4658 acres 6168 acres 1554 acres 795 acres 2156 acres 227 acres
Planted red 7632 acres 3174 acres 1991 acres 1008 acres 4888 acres 2502 acres
Number of varieties 60 50 55 40 61 56
Main varieties Amigne,
Arvine,
Chasselas,
Savagnin Blanc,
Sylvaner,
Cornalin,
Gamay,
Humagne Red,
Pinot Noir,
Syrah
Chasselas,
Gamaret,
Gamay,
Garanoir,
Pinot Noir
Chardonnay,
Chasselas,
Gamaret,
Gamay,
Garanoir,
Pinot Noir
Chasselas,
Pinot Noir
Chasselas,
Completer,
Müller-Thurgau,
Räuschling,
Pinot Noir
Bondola,
Merlot
Climate Valais Vaud Geneva Three lakes German Swiss Ticino
Average temperatures
January
-0.1 °C 2.2 °C 1.5 °C 1.2 °C 0.3 °C 3.3 °C
Average temperatures
July
20.1 °C 20.3 °C 20.2 °C 19.7 °C 19 °C 22.1 °C
Average temperatures
Annual
10.1 °C 10.9 °C 10.5 °C 10.2 °C 9.5 °C 12.4 °C
Sun exposure (h/year) 2093 h 1872 h 1828 h 1641 h 1595 h 2069 h
Annual rainfall (mm) 603 mm 1181 mm 1005 mm 978 mm 1390 mm 1559 mm
Rainy days 82 122 109 120 138 98
Terroir Valais Vaud Geneva Three lakes German Swiss Ticino
Topography
Vineyards altitude
Highest 1100 m 700 m 510 m 600 m 600 m 560 m
Lowest 390 m 375 m 370 m 430 m 270 m 270 m
Soils Alluvium,
Granite,
Gravel,
Limestone,
Schist,
Stones
Clay,
Gravel,
Gypsum,
Limestone,
Molasse,
Sand
Alluvium,
Clay,
Gravel,
Limestone,
Sand
Alluvium,
Clay,
Marl,
Stones
Alluvium,
Clay,
Limestone,
Sand,
Stones
Clay,
Granite,
Limestone,
Sand

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