This series of films casts the spotlight on the alpine wine regions of Switzerland, Italy and France - a hidden treasure at the heart of Europe.
The Aosta Valley in the far north-west is Italy's smallest wine-growing area and a perfect example of ‘viticultura eroica’ - heroic viticulture.
Considering how few Swiss wines leave the country, it's no surprise that they hardly make a stir. La Mémoire was established to spread the word.
This short film introduces the new series of video presentations on the wines, grape varieties and wine-growing areas of Switzerland.
Learn more about three of the six wine regions of Switzerland: Valais, Ticino and German Switzerland in terms of size, climate and grape varieties.
In the east of Switzerland this is the smallest of all the alpine wine regions. Known as 'Les Grisons' in French it is located close to the source of the Rhine.
The northern shore of Lake Geneva is shaped by the vineyards of Canton Vaud, including the UNESCO World Heritage site of Lavaux.
The indigenous Chasselas grape is Switzerland’s most important white variety. José Vouillamoz, world-renowned grape geneticist, tells me more.
Learn about Switzerland's position in the world of wine, what makes its wines different as well as the principal grape varieties and wine regions.
Learn more about three more of the six wine regions of Switzerland: Vaud, Geneva and Three Lakes in terms of size, climate and grape varieties.