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Valais

French term for the canton of western Switzerland Wallis; look there.

Third largest canton in the Switzerland with the capital Sion (French Sion). In 2007 scientists from the University of Basel found that between 800 and 600 BC. BC vines were cultivated. Today, the vineyards stretch over 50 kilometers from the German-speaking Upper Valais to the French-speaking Lower Valais along the Rhone at an altitude of 450 to 650 meters. That of Visperterminen in the Upper Valais even significantly higher at 1,100 meters. The Riebe vineyard there is highest vineyard Central Europe. The majority of the vineyards are located on the right, south-facing bank of the Rhône from Martigny to Leuk. Smaller areas are located between Lake Geneva and the Rhône-Knie near Martigny. The vineyards bordered by steep walls in steep slopes are mostly terraced, a part of it as so-called "trays", which are cut horizontally into the slope. Because of the extreme Tilt individual areas are among the...

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