Spiezer Alpine viticulture

Spiezer Alpine viticulture

Culture and tradition relating to Spiezer wine

The vineyards on the Spiezberg, in Faulensee and in Spiezwiler belong to the highest winegrowing area north of the Alps. The quality wines and spirits of the Spiezer Alpine viticulture are very popular and have already been awarded prizes.


Spiezer Alpine vinicultural highlights

  • Find out interesting facts about the Spiezer winegrower’s year on the vineyard discovery trail

  • Enjoy the unique view from the Spiezer vineyards

  • Enjoy an exquisite drop of Spiezer wine during a degustation-event of the winegrowing association or in a Spiezer restaurant

Development and history

Between tradition and present-day

Since the 13th century the Spiezer viticulture has been documented and it looks back on turbulent history. Economical and social impacts, and also the vine pest have troubled the Alpine viticulture. The winegrowers and later the winegrowers’ association Spiez didn’t let themselves get discouraged.

Nowadays the viticulture Spiez is the second largest winery in the canton of Bern with an area of about 13 hectares, eleven full-time and part-time employees look after the vineyards. Year after year the entire grape harvest from Faulensee, Spiez and Spiezwiler is processed in the cellar of the castle and pressed to make an exquisite wine. Between 70’000 and 80’000 bottles of wine annually leave the cellar and over 3000 loyal private customers as well as 150 catering businesses consider themselves fortunate enough to enjoy fine wines and spirits and to be able to offer them to their guests.

The winegrowers’ association

Here is where the wine is produced and sold

The vines are looked after by the winegrowers’ association. The viticulture in Spiez carries out the grape harvest and then presses the wine in the cellar of the castle. The organisation has a shop, in which the quality wines and other products relating to the Spiezer Alpine viticulture are available. Additionally the winegrowers’ association organises tours through the vineyards and offers degustation.


Enjoy Spiezer wine

Discover the diverse selection of wines of the Spiezer gastronomy

Of course the Spiezer wine can’t be omitted from the selection of drinks of the Spiezer restaurants: With a view over Lake Thun on the sundeck and as an accompaniment to the delicious food: Enjoy the diversity of the Spiezer wine by visiting one of the local restaurants.


Discovery trail «Spiezer vineyards»

Twelve info panels guide you through the winegrower’s year

A short walk guides you through the beautiful cultural heritage «Spiezer Vineyards». On twelve info panels you will learn lots of interesting facts about the winegrowers’ year through short videos and discover the diversity of the vine.


Did you know?


hectares is the total area of all of the vineyards (Spiez, Faulensee, Spiezwiler)


different sorts of wine are grown in the Spiezer vineyards


helpers about annually support the harvesting of the grapes. Would you like to be part of it? Get in touch with the viticulture.


bottles of Spiezer wine are produced annually

An overview of all activities relating to the Spiezer Alpine viticulture

Discover the Spiezer wine in different ways

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