Saturday, September 28, 2013

The Mendrisiotto wine route

If you are the sporty type the StraLugano will keep you on your toes (so to say) this weekend. IF, on the other hand, you are a gourmand the wine festival in Mendrisio is your aim.

You can however combine the two. Either by joining both or - maybe a little more leisurely - hike along the attractive trail that lets you discover the world of Ticinese wine.

This route leads through Mendrisiotto, a traditional wine-growing region with an abundance of testimonies to history and art, sited amidst an impressive landscape.

Route 1: (12km)
Route 2: (10km)
Route 3: (15km)

Mendrisio is home to several renowned wine producers: the Cantina Sociale, the wine purveyors Guido Brivio and Gialdi. The wine cellars at the foot of Monte Generoso, in the shadow of mighty trees, are vented naturally by a continual flow of fresh air; ideal for storing wine. Some of the cellars are still used for storing wine, while others have been converted to grottos.

Visits and wine tasting in a wine cellar are possible every Saturday morning. The Cantinas open their doors for guided tours and wine tasting upon appointment. Please call +41 (0)91 641 30 50 up to Friday 11 a.m.
Duration: 1h30
Number of participants: 3-20
Season: march - december
Languages: German, English, French, Italian

If you would actually like to take part in the wine harvesting, go ahead. Click here and you're in business:

For more info contact the Tourist office of Mendrisiotto, Tel. +41 (0)91 641 30 50 or

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