"It's really incredible just how popular Swiss wine has become all over the country in the last decade" he says. "At the Staatskellerei we are now making wines to compete for a younger, trendier clientele." Yet he believes the biggest hurdle is changing perceptions of Swiss wine. "Many people, especially from outside of Switzerland, still have the old impression that it's heavy, vinegary and undrinkable. That's simply not true anymore." In fact wines from the Staatskellerei consistently win national popularity awards, reflecting a broader trend, as Schwegler explains: "Nowadays I think people want to know where their food and their wine come from, and perhaps even to see it being made. Visitors to our cellars can see our real passion shine through".
TOP SWISS WINES
Fancy tasting some top Swiss wines?
Here are Mövenpick's top sellers:
| Staatsschreiber Cuvée Blanc Prestige 2012 |
Zürich AOC, Staatskellerei Zürich
Mövenpick's premium Swiss wine. From it's own winery, the Zurich State Cellars, this light yellow dream offers hints of muscat, Williams pear and peach. Fresh and gentle on the palette, a fantastic sweet-to-acidic balance, this flattering and elegant wine is worthy of the new generation of Swiss wine. An excellent choice and an unbeatable price.
| ADANK Pinot Noir 2011 |
Fläscher Graubünden AOC
An absolutely first-class red pinot noir from the Grison region, Adank is enormously elegant and with much finesse, yet becomes ever more intense on the palette. A very expressive wine.
| Malanser AOC 2011 |
Adolf Boner Completer Kellerei
Adolf Boner Completer Kellerei. Shining ruby red in colour, this subtly fruity pinot noir from the Grison region is well balanced, medium in body, and offers a most harmonious finalé.