Swiss wine is produced from nearly 15 000 hectares of vineyards, and the wines are mainly produced in the west and in the south of Switzerland, in the cantons of Geneva, Neuchâtel, Ticino, Valais and Vaud. White grapes varieties are grown on 42% of the country's vineyard surface, and red grape varieties on 58%. Nearly all the national production is drunk within the national boundaries; less than 2% of the wine is exported (mainly to Germany). Swiss wines must be labeled to show their geographic origin. The regions include: the Vaud, Valais, Neuchatel, Ticino and Thurgau. The two most common grape varieties in Switzerland are the red Pinot noir at around 30% and the white Chasselas at around 27%. A large number of grape varieties are cultivated in Switzerland, many of them indigenous or regional specialties.
The Caloz family established their domaine in 1960, setting up their home and cellar in the village of Miege which sits midway between the town of ...
The Caloz family established their domaine in 1960, setting up their home and cellar in the village of Miege which sits midway between the town of Sierre, at the southern end of the Valais, and the famous ski area of Crans-Montana. Fernand Caloz, father of the current proprietaire, began the arduous process of tending the vines in this mountainous region where the vineyards sit on steep terraces and must be worked by hand. Conrad Caloz, son of Fernand, joined by his wife, Anne-Carole, now manages the affairs of this small family domaine."La Mourzière" is a terraced slope that produces wines of finesse and elegance.