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Visperterminen

Famous winegrowing community (also dates or Termenon, in Walliser German Tärbinu) at the entrance of the front Visper valley in the Swiss canton Wallis, The name is of Latin origin and means "border (surroundings) of Visp". The place was first mentioned around 1199 as "Villa Termenuns" near Visp. The south-facing vineyards are split into several areas and cover a total of 55 hectares of vineyards. They extend from the banks of the Vispa at 660 meters above sea level terraces with high dry stone walls over 500 meters up to over 1,100 meters. This makes these vineyards one of the highest and because of the extreme Tilt also to the steepest vineyards in Europe. Through the dry climate and the heat-storing walls are, so to speak, a heat chamber. The most famous wine is the traditional Savagnin Blanc ( Traminer ) pressed Heida, In addition, the red wine blend Dole, a red wine from Pinot Noir, as well as the white wines Fendant ( Chasselas ) and Johannisberg ( Sylvaner ) produced.

Visperterminen - terraced vineyards
Visperterminen: Von Wandervogel - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0 , Link

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