Sierre is the sunniest city in Switzerland and is known as "the city of the sun". Thanks to its ideal climate and rich soils, the region boasts about 1,200 hectares of terraced vineyards, supported for centuries by dry stone walls. Irrigation canals - called "bisses" - bring precious glacier water to the vineyards where exceptional wines are produced. Local grape varieties include Cornalin, Humagne (red and white), Rèze, Durize and several other rare and distinctive varieties. The vine is at the heart of the regional culture: there is a wine museum, wine trail, wine events and much more to discover.
The region is bilingual and stretches between two popular mountain resorts renowned for their local products. Crans-Montana, in the north, is famous for its mountain cheeses and its renowned restaurants. The Val d'Anniviers, in the south, focuses on traditional products such as rye bread and glacier wine, for which the barrels are never completely emptied. Every year new wine is added and the oldest drops can be more than 125 years old! - as well as dried meats and the local speciality Tsarkotet, a traditional dish made of calf's feet.