Canton with capital of the same name in the German Switzerland
, The vineyards of the entire canton comprise about 250 hectares of vineyards, which are divided into two wine regions. The vineyards along the northern shore of Lake Biel (Lac de Bienne) in the form of a narrow band are part of the wine region Three-Lakes
(a small part of the lake is in the canton Neuchatel
). Since 1996, there is an AOC statute, classified municipalities are Erlach, La Neuveville (Neuenstadt) with sheep, Ligerz, Tschugg, Tüscherz-Alfermée, Twann and Vingelz. Here dominate with 80% share of the area, the white wine varieties with Chasselas, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay and Gewürztraminer. By contrast, the vineyards on Lake Thun in the Bernese Oberland are part of the wine region German Switzerland
, These are the communities Hilterfingen, Thun, Oberhofen and Spiez. Here dominates with a third Pinot Noir, most common white wine is Müller-Thurgau (Riesling x Sylvaner).