The Open Wine Cellar Days in German-speaking Switzerland


Offene weinkeller 2019

The Open Wine Cellar Days in

German-speaking Switzerland

1st May and 4th & 5th May 2019

Open Wine Days German speaking Switzerland 2017

Every year there is a special wine event at the beginning of May in Switzerland. It’s called the “Offene Weinkeller” in German-speaking Switzerland and the “Caves Ouvertes” in the Suisse Romande area of the country.

Starting back in the late eighties the idea was for independent wine producers to open their doors to the general public for a day or two, to taste their wines and see the vineyards for themselves. It makes a great trip out and you can usually buy the ones you like straight away or arrange to have them delivered at a later date.

The Open Wine Cellar Days in German-speaking Switzerland

As well as tasting the wines there is normally an opportunity to have lunch, or a snack with locally produced specialities and it makes a great outing for all the family. The food offerings vary at each wine grower. Some offer hot menus, others bread with local cheeses and cold meats – or maybe cakes and coffee. Also on offer in some vineyards are cellar tours, carriage rides, children’s attractions and musical performances. It’s also great fun meeting the people who make the wine and finding out about the wine you’re tasting first hand.

Tasting Alentejo Wines at FIFA Museum Zurich

Over 220 Wine Producers Taking Part

This year there are over 220 individual wine producers taking part in the “Offene Weinkeller” in German Speaking Switzerland stretching from Lake Thun all the way to the Rhine Alps. The vineyards open at 11am on Friday 1st May and most are open on Saturday and Sunday too – but check individual wine producers to be sure.

If you click on this Guide to The Open Cellars here, you will find all the wine producers listed.

Day of the Open Wine Cellars in German Speaking Switzerland

To see some photos of a previous Open Wine Cellar event click here.

To view all the participating wine producers please click for the full list here

Caves Ouvertes Suisse Romande

The “Caves Ouvertes” is the equivalent event which takes place in Suisse Romandes, the French speaking part of Switzerland

caves ouvertes suisse romande


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