Every year, the vineyards of the Geneva canton open their doors and let you quaff their wines and sample their cheeses.
- When? 20 May 2017
- Where? Geneva, Switzerland
- Price: Around 5CHF
So here's the thing. You rent a bike, then cycle between wineries across the Canton of Geneva, sampling their wares. It's a small upfront fee (around 5CHF) and then you can quaff away to your heart's content at any of the 90 participating vineries. Sounds blooming marvellous, doesn't it?
Welcome to the canton of Geneva's open wineries day. One of a series of events in May where wineries across Switzerland open their doors to the public and invite you to quaff their plonks and sample their cheeses.
Geneva started doing these open days back in 1987, and the event has understandably become hugely popular. It helps that the vast majority of Geneva's vineyards embrace the event, and also that they are located relatively close to each other. This makes it easy to carry out this posh pub-crawl by bike rather than car (especially as Switzerland drink drive laws limit you to just one glass of wine).
If cycling en vin is too much of a challenge then there are also plenty of shuttle buses around to take you from winery to winery. Win-win (or should that be wine-wine?).
- Get there: Fly into Geneva Airport and then take a taxi to the city centre. Get around by bike or shuttle bus.
- Stay: Book accommodation in the city centre for easy shuttle bus pickup.
*We do our very best to verify the dates of our events but please check with the official event provider before booking your flights. We would hate for you to be disappointed!