Sandrine Caloz: A Beacon of the Valais

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At a time in which American wine drinkers are spoiled for choice, Swiss wine—which traces its origins back at least to Roman times—remains an enigma. Switzerland’s self-sufficient and insular nature accounts for this in part, as locals consume nearly 99% of the country’s 15,000 hectares worth of production each year. Price has traditionally presented another hurdle, as Switzerland’s relative wealth, combined with the labor-intensive nature of its Alpine viticulture…

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The Caloz family established their domaine in 1960, setting up their home and cellar in the village of Miege which sits midway between the town of Sierre, at the southern end of the Valais, and the famous ski area of Crans-Montana. Fernand Caloz, father of the current proprietaire, began the arduous process of tending the vines in this mountainous region where the vineyards sit on steep terraces and must be worked by hand.
Wines: Cornalin “Les Bernunes”, Fendant “La Mourzière”, Heida – Paien “Les Bernunes”, Humagne Rouge “La Mourzière”, Malvoisie Fletrie “La Mourzière”, Petite Arvine “La Mourzière”