If your perception of wine co-operatives is poor, it’s worth taking another look using the example of Provins, Switzerland’s top co-op
A visit to Histoire d’Enfer, a small but significant winery above Sierre, created by four partners in 2008
If you’re interested in the wines of the Valais you need to get yourself down asap to the Oenothèque of the Chateau de Villa in Sierre, in the heart of Switzerland’s largest and most rewarding winegrowing region
Some recent visits (mainly vinous) to the Valais, my fave Swiss canton
If your thrills when holidaying in Switzerland’s southernmost region have so far been limited to black runs down to Verbier or Zermatt, and the only Valaisan wine to have passed your lips is a jug of après-ski Fendant (shame on you), it’s time to get ready for a different kind of white-knuckle ride.