Graubünden, an Alpine treasure by the Rhine

The principal vineyard area of Canton Graubünden - also called Bündner Herrschaft or Heidiland - is located on the right bank of the Rhine between Chur and Bad Ragaz. Relatively small, given the large area of the canton, it covers just over 400 hectares. The climate is particularly mild, and the surrounding mountains protect the vines from cold winds. The soils are rich in limestone, as in Burgundy. Thanks to its flagship grape variety, Pinot Noir, this small wine-growing region produces high quality wines. In addition to international grape varieties, there is also a very old indigenous white grape variety called Completer which is grown almost exclusively in this area.

Graubünden Documentary film

View this short trailer. The full version of the film will become available in March 2024.

Meet four of the leading producers in the Bündner Herrschaft area of Graubünden - Follow the River Rhine from its source as it flows through the smallest Alpine wine region - Learn about the wine revolution that resulted in world-class Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and more

Graubünden Information

Info from various sources including the very resourceful
Key info

Area420 ha

Distribution27% white, 73% red

ClimateMild continental

SoilsRich in limestone and clay with slate and loess deposits



Graubünden Map

Graubünden Grapes

Grapes (white) Area Weight
Müller-Thurgau (Riesling-Silvaner) 32 ha 7.6%
Chardonnay 26 ha 6.2%
Pinot Blanc (Weissburgunder) 15 ha 3.6%
Sauvignon Blanc 14 ha 3.3%
Pinot Gris (Grauburgunder) 11 ha 2.6%
Completer - indigenous 7 ha 1.7%
Grapes (red) Area Weight
Pinot Noir (Blauburgunder) 290 ha 69.0%
Merlot 4 ha 1.0%

Our selection of Graubünden producers

In no particular order, we have selected for you the following wineries for the quality of their wines and/or their hospitality.

Estate Address Website

Scadenaweg 1, 7208 Malans (GR)

Oberdorfgasse 11, 7208 Malans (GR)

Sternengasse 6, 7208 Malans (GR)

Sägenstrasse 7, 7307 Jenins (GR)

Malanserstrasse 4, 7307 Jenins (GR)

Eichholz, 7307 Jenins (GR)

WEINGUT ROMAN HERMANN Hinterdorf 6, 7306 Fläsch (GR)

WEINGUT MARUGG Bovelweg 14, 7306 Fläsch (GR)

WEINGUT ADANK St. Luzi 3, 7306 Fläsch (GR)