Saturday 13 May: Wineries Open Day!
More than 70 wineries throughout the Geneva countryside open their doors to you Saturday 13 May. You can find them on our interactive map of Event.
Accent on Quality
Geneva, the third-largest winemaking canton in Switzerland, plays a special role with its three distinctive regions: Mandement, the area between the “Arve and Rhone” rivers (Lully, Bernex, Soral, etc.) and between the “Arve and Lake” (Jussy, Anières, Gy, etc.). Saturday 13 May some 70 wineries around the canton will welcome the public to showcase the excellent 2022 vintage and wines from 2021 that have matured in oak. The day offers the opportunity to take a wonderful hike through the Geneva countryside, passing from one village to another and to explore the three regions, each with its own personality.
The day’s Pass and the engraved glass
The Pass for the Wineries Open Day is a cloth bracelet, designed by artist Tom Tirabosco, who also created the poster for this event. The Pass is sold for CHF20 at the cellars. It includes the well-known tasting glass made specially for the event by Univerre. The glass is designed to provide a high quality tasting experience; the base is engraved with the canton’s arms.
Bus and train for the Wineries Open Day
To make it easier to get around the Geneva countryside the TPG public transport company is working with the event; free of charge shuttles will help with getting from one village to the next on the right bank :
The CFF rail company is adding extra trains (paid tickets required) on the Geneva-La Plaine Léman Express L5 line. Note: taking bicycles is not recommended.