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Visperterminen

Famous wine-growing community (also dates or Termenon, in Valais German Tärbinu) at the entrance of the front Vispertal in the Swiss canton Wallis, The name is of Latin origin and means "border (environment) of Visp". For the first time the place is mentioned around the year 1199 as "Villa Termenuns" at Visp. The south-facing vineyards are split into several areas and cover a total of 55 hectares of vineyards. They extend from the bank of the Vispa in 660 meters above sea level in terraces with high dry stone walls over 500 meters up to more than 1,100 meters. Thus, these vineyards are among the highest and because of the extreme Tilt also to the steepest vineyards in Europe. By the dry climate and the heat-storing walls are, so to speak, a heat chamber. The best-known wine is the traditional Savagnin Blanc ( Traminer ) pressed Heida, In addition, the red wine cuvée Dole, a red wine out Pinot Noir, as well as the white wines Fendant ( Chasselas ) and Johannisberg ( Sylvaner ) produced.

Visperterminen - terraced vineyards
Visperterminen: From Wandervogel - Own Work, CC BY-SA 3.0 , Link

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