The 32nd Wineries Open Day "Caves Ouvertes" will be held in Geneva from 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday, May 25th – the perfect opportunity to meet and talk to producers and sample their wines in a friendly and enjoyable atmosphere.
Click here to see all the opened wineries on a map. Map also available when downloading the "Genève Terroir" app on the App Store Apple or on Google Play Store.
Discovering a superb vintage
This event, now an unmissable date on the canton’s calendar, was launched in Geneva in 1987 by the independent wine growers and wineries who were pioneers in Switzerland. The idea was to invite the population to come and meet them by visiting their wineries and vineyards.
This coming 25 May, almost all of the canton’s 80 or so wineries will be opening their doors to the local population and visitors from further afield to present their new 2018 wines, shaping up to be a highly promising vintage, along with the cask-matured wines of previous vintages.
Geneva, Switzerland’s third largest wine-growing canton, is particularly blessed geographically with its three specific regions. Traditionally, the Mandement is the most often visited area, but keen followers of the Open Day increasingly frequent the "Entre Arve et Rhône" (Lully, Bernex, Soral, etc.) and "Arve et Lac" (Jussy, Anières, Gy, etc.) regions.
This Open Day also provides an ideal opportunity for a magnificent ramble through Geneva’s countryside, strolling from village to village and (re)discovering these three regions, each with its own special charm.
Buy the "Pass" in any opened winery
When purchasing the "Pass" for Caves Ouvertes in any cellar (10 francs), designed this year by famous illustrator Albertine, each participant will also receive a sample glass that can then be used throughout the day in any participant cellar.
Open Day travel by bus and train
To make it easier to move around the Geneva countryside, the Open Day organisers have been working closely with TPG (Geneva Public Transport) and a free shuttle service will provide an easy way to travel between the villages (www.tpg.ch).
The CFF Swiss Railways will be running extra trains on the Geneva-La Plaine line (up to 4 services an hour at the end of the day). Transport of bikes not recommended. For more information, go to www.cff.ch/cavesgeneve