2 Days Culture, Food & Wine Tour Switzerland

  • Maienfeld - Bündner Herrschaft - Heidiland

Overview

Culinary Vacation and Wine Tasting Switzerland

Experience the Grisons, Heidiland, and Rhine Valley regions and their typical terroir wines in these two fun filled days. Discover the cultural part of Switzerland and treat yourself with wine tasting sessions at the regions wineries. You will get the chance to enjoy plenty of wines that the Grisons region has to offer, all followed by the local specialties, including the dried beef and cheese from the region Salsiz.

Highlights

  • Guided excursions
  • Visit John Knittels exclusive villa
  • Vineyards visits and wine tastings
  • A three-course gastronomic lunch with local wines
  • Private familys library visit
  • 1 night accommodation
  • 1 breakfast
  • 2 days with instruction
  • German, English
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You will have a choice of standard or luxury hotels in the region.

Day 1

  • Individual arrival and check-in in the morning.
  • A desired hotel situated in one of the scenic villages of the region offers the ideal starting point for your adventure tour.
  • We invite you to join us on a gastronomic lunch at an exclusive restaurant in Weinbeleitung. Prepared according to the rules of the art of cooking, this three-course meal will be accompanied by exquisite complementary wines.
  • The evening will be reserved for the stroll down the history-infused town of Maienfeld, where we will make a stop at the winery located near. There you will have a chance to learn more about this grandiose patrician house.
  • You will also have a chance to experience the exclusive tour of the family's private library, with the impressive collection of more than 30000 publications, all from different fields of science.
  • Many figurines of different mythical creatures and legends displayed allow the history and culture of the region to live on.
  • You can spend the dinner time in one of many exquisite restaurants, 16 of which found their places in Gault Millau restaurant guide.

Day 2

  • Breakfast will be held at the hotel.
  • For the morning time, we have reserved a visit to the exclusive villa, belonging to the famous Swiss author John Knittel. The author of many best-sellers, including the *"Via Mala", lived in this building more than a century old property. With spacious garden and views at the Graubnden's Rhine Valley, you will definitely see why Mr. Knittel was such a prolific writer.
  • On our vineyard route, you will get a chance to immerse yourself in the diverse work of the Rebmeisters.
  • You will also get a chance to enjoy in the other wines that the Grisons region has to offer, all followed with the local specialties, including the dried beef and cheese from the region Salsiz.
  • After returning to the hotel, you will have some free time.
  • Maienfeld town
  • Vineyard tours
  • Visit a grandiose patrician house
  • Visit the exclusive villa of John Knittel

This retreat will take place in municipality of Maienfeld, Switzerland.

You can spend the dinner time in one of many exquisite restaurants, 16 of which found their places in Gault Millau restaurant guide.

  • 1 breakfast
  • 1 night accommodation
  • Guided excursions as per the itinerary
  • Three-course lunch at Weinbeleitung with complimentary wines
  • Transfers during the tour
  • Wine tastings
  • Additional services in the hotel
  • Gourmet dinner on day 1
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned above
  • Personal expenses
  • Tourist tax
For information about the booking conditions, please send Wine Tours Switzerland an inquiry.

Testimonials

  • Review by Dianne F from Vancouver, Canada

    "My friend and I took a short, 1-hour train ride to Sagarans from Zurich and were met by Gain Carlos. We went to two wineries in this small region and the wines were fabulous!! We didn't know what to expect from the wines or the tour, but everything was beyond expectations. We loved the lunch, meat, cheese and Swiss chocolate with the winery visits. Gian Carlos was a pleasure to spend the day with and we enjoyed a lot of laughs. Would definitely recommend!"

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  • Review by Loyd P from Florida, USA

    "Locally grown wines are one of Switzerland's best kept secrets. On a recent trip across Switzerland, we booked a half-day wine tasting tour when we arrived in Chur. Our guide was Jean-Carlos. He picked us up at our hotel early, customized the tour to our needs and specifications, and drove us around in a very nice Mercedes van. Jean Carlos was very knowledgeable about the wines from Chur, the wine makers and the vineyards.We visited two wineries and tasted some very good whites (Swiss Pinot Noir does not compare to Burgundy or California/Oregon Pinots). He recommended the very best Pinot from the area that we took for a gift to friends we were visiting. He dropped us off at a marvelous little restaurant in the middle of the vineyards, introduced us to an excellent winemaker who was having lunch there.The whole experience was fabulous and we have biked and tasted in the major wine growing regions in France, Italy, Spain, and New Zealand and, of course California, Oregon, and Washington in the US Jean Carlos even put together a venison smoked sausage and cheese plate along with jellied honey compote and an apricot jam he had made. The whole trip was exceptional and we recommend it to anyone from the wine novice to the aficionado."

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  • Review by Coriini from Lucerne, Switzerland

    "I had the pleasure to discover the Graubnden with Wine Tours Switzerland. Our guide showed us two wineries where we could taste wines and eat some local nibbles. We drove through the Bnder Herrschaft and got to know a lot of stories about the region, the buildings and the history of the area. A great tour with a very personal touch! Thank you! "

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  • Review by Denis A from Altdorf, Switzerland

    "I had the pleasure of spending a day with my girlfriend in a historic and beautiful region. We got to taste great wines while meeting the makers and enjoying local snacks. Additionally, the history of the region was told by our guide Gian Carlo and connected with all the places we got to see - not to ruin the surprise, but Heidi was part of it. This is not just a wine tour; this is history and therefore an experience which you cannot get anywhere else."

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  • Review by Phillipa Fuller from Lake Macquarie, Australia

    "Gian Carlo is an incredible host, a fun and friendly tour guide of this beautiful and historic wine region in Switzerland. His knowledge of the region's wines and winemakers is unprecedented and along with local stories of buildings and families of the region throughout history he really brings the entire experience to another level. It is a journey of wine through time and you can really picture yourself there the way he tells the story. Thoroughly enjoyed my experience and plan to go again! I would recommend to everyone. "

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Maienfeld, Switzerland

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