Name (also Eastern Switzerland) for the regions and areas of the Switzerland with a predominantly German-speaking population. These are central Switzerland, northwestern Switzerland, eastern Switzerland and central Switzerland, as well as large parts of the Swiss Alps, which together cover around two thirds of the country. Wine law is one of the six Swiss wine regions with the 17 German-speaking cantons. The wine-growing cantons with (with some only a few hectares) vineyards are Aargau. Basel country. Bern (Lake Thun), Glarus, Grisons. Lucerne. Nidwalden. Schaffhausen. Schwyz, Solothurn, St. Gallen. Thurgau and Zurich, Their vineyards cover a total of almost 2,600 hectares of vineyards with 0.2 hectares in the canton of Nidwalden to 644 hectares in the canton of Zurich. Almost 80% of red wine varieties are dominant Pinot Noir (here (Pinot Noir, Clevner), as well as the new varieties Gamaret and Garanoir, The main white wine variety is Müller-Thurgau (Riesling x Sylvaner), others are Räuschling. Gewurztraminer and Pinot Gris ( Pinot gris ).