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Winery Tour/Tasting near Zurich?

Hey everyone...does anyone know of a day-trip idea for 6 friends of mine who are coming for a visit? They want to go to a winery for wine-tasting and a tour, but would like to do so pretty close to the Zurich area. All I can find is wine-tasting near Ticino and over by Geneva....anyone know of anything closer?
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Re: Winery Tour/Tasting near Zurich?

Apparently the biggest wine growing region close to Zürich (or so I have been told) is around Stäfa. On a sunny day, I'd recommend your visitors take the ferry from Zürich to Stäfa, they'll then also get a great view of the lake and the surroundings. There are about 7 different wineries in Stäfa. Check them out in the yellow pages maybe, here are some websites you could have a look at.
http://www.muehlestaefa.ch/pages/frameset.html
(Open every Friday afternoon, 14.00 to 19.00)

http://www.hohl-weine.ch/
(Open irregularly, check website for 2007 tasting dates)

Please note though, depending on where your visitors are from, and how much they like their wine, you may find that going a little further away from Zürich will ensure that they get to taste better wines....
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Re: Winery Tour/Tasting near Zurich?

Hi doglover-

I know that this isn't a winery, but it was just posted yesterday to the Expats-in-Zurich yahoo group. Perhaps it is of interest...

Wine Tasting - Wines of the Valais
Friday, May 4, 2007

Mark de Wolff is a representative for a major Swiss wine house and
is offering a general introduction to the Valais, the most
diversified wine growing region of Switzerland. Over 40 grape
varieties are grown in the Valais including not only Pinot Noir,
Chardonnay, Cabernet, Merlot and Syrah but also such rarities as
Cornalin, Humagne Rouge, Amigne and Heida to name but a few. Of
course, a tasting of a few select wines will be included; after all
it is what we will be talking about. So come on down and join Mark
for a glass of wine and hopefully you will discover something new
about Switzerland.

When: Friday, May 4, 2007
Time: 20.00 - 21.30
Where: American Women's Club Schoentalstrasse 8, Zurich
Cost: Member or Spouse: CHF 15 Non-member: CHF 20

Reservation Deadline: Noon, Thursday, May 3, 2007
Register online at www.awczurich.org or by e-mail at awczurich@bluewin.ch.
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Hop up to Konstanz, and across the ferry to Meersburg. You're in Germany, but who cares, castles, beautiful lake and vineyards as far as the eyes can see. Nice. (Its about 1:20 by fast horse)

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Hey everyone...does anyone know of a day-trip idea for 6 friends of mine who are coming for a visit? They want to go to a winery for wine-tasting and a tour, but would like to do so pretty close to the Zurich area. All I can find is wine-tasting near Ticino and over by Geneva....anyone know of anything closer?
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Re: Winery Tour/Tasting near Zurich?

My ex-insurance agent now deals in wine on the lake his nr is 078 605 6616 Dalibor Hudecek speaks german english and czech hudecek@bluewin.ch

For the Epesses VD region try my brother in law Pierre at www.gaillard-vins.ch
They speak French & German, they have wine from Epesses and Cotes du Rhone.

If you need samples drop round to my place cellar's cool and full.
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Re: Winery Tour/Tasting near Zurich?

If it helps...all winery locations in Zürich are open for tasting on the first of May... more here (site only in German)
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Re: Winery Tour/Tasting near Zurich?

Wow...thanks for the great info! My friends are not much into wine (besides just liking the taste of it!), so these suggestions are wonderful! Too bad that they are missing the 1st of May tastings...they arrive on the 4th. But that one winery with the Friday tastings might be an option....Konstanz is a great idea too....along with the AWC tasting... Thanks everyone!
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Re: Winery Tour/Tasting near Zurich?

... all winery locations in Zürich are open for tasting on the first of May ...
Thanks for the info!!!
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