SIGN UP LOG IN

The largest wine encyclopedia in the world

22.919 Keywords • 48.190 Synonyms • 5.304 Translations • 28.226 Pronunciations

0-9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Zurich

Zurich (GB)
Zúrich (ES)
Zurigo (I)
Zurich (F)
Zurique (PO)
Canton with the capital of the same name in the northeast of the Switzerland, Winegrowing was already under way here in the 9th century Benedictine founded on the Rheininsel Rheinau and developed into an important economic branch. At the end of the 19th century, 5,600 hectares of vineyards were cultivated by over 20,000 winegrowers. By phylloxera, Emigration, industrialization and urbanization there was a huge decline. Today the vineyards cover only 644 hectares of vineyards belonging to the wine region German Switzerland counting. Zurich is divided into five areas with over 90 municipalities.

In 2009 the Lake Zurich area was classified as AOC. It extends over three cantons, these are Zurich (with the municipalities Au, Herrliberg, Küsnacht, Männedorf, Meilen, Stäfa, Uetikon am See, Wädenswil and Zurich), Schwyz (with Freienbach and Nuolen) and St. Gallen (with Rapperswil-Jona and Uznach). The other four areas are Limmattal & Säuliamt with Buchs, Oberengstringen, Oetwil, Otelfingen, Unterengstringen and Weiningen; Unterland & Rafzerfeld with Bülach, Eglisau, Embrach, Freienstein-Teufen, Kloten, Oberembrach, Rafz, Regensdorf, Weiach and Will, as well as those in the canton Schaffhausen lying municipalities Buchberg and Rüdlingen; Wine country between Winterthur and Schaffhausen with Andelfingen, Benken, Berg am Irchel, Laufen-Uhwiesen, Neftenbach, Oberstammheim, Ossingen, Rheinau, Trüllikon, Truttikon, Unterstammheim, Wiesendangen and Winterthur; and Oberland with Greifensee, Hirnwil, Maur and Uster. The great waters has a positive, climate-regulating influence on viticulture.

Around two thirds of the time, red wine varieties are cultivated. The comes from the town of Stäfa on Lake Zurich Pinot Mariafeld, a special clone of Pinot Noir (here Pinot Noir) that is widespread in Switzerland; others are Gamaret, Garanoir and Dornfelder. One third of the white varieties Riesling x Sylvaner (Müller-Thurgau), Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc and Sauvignon Blanc are grown. The very old variety Räuschling (also Zürirebe) is also increasingly cultivated again. In Wädenswil the famous wine-growing institute is located on Lake Zurich, the first director of which is Dr. Hermann Müller-Thurgau (1850-1927) was. Around half of the production takes place through winegrowers' cooperatives. Well-known producers are Bruppach, Landolt, Lüthi, Pircher, Rebhalde, Schwarzenbach, VOLG (Association of Eastern Switzerland. Agricultural Cooperatives), State Cellar Zurich and doubt,

World's largest wine knowledge database, made with by our author Norbert Tischelmayer.

About the Glossary

Calendar EVENTS NEAR YOU

Privacy Notice: ×

Cookies facilitate the provision of our services. By using our services, you agree that we use cookies.