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Bern

Canton with its capital of the same name in German-speaking Switzerland. The vineyards of the entire canton comprise around 250 hectares of vines, divided between two wine regions. The vineyards along the northern shore of Lake Biel (Lac de Bienne) in the form of a narrow band belong to the Drei-Seen-Land wine region (a small part of the lake is in Canton Neuchâtel). An AOC statute has been in place since 1996, classified communes are Erlach, La Neuveville (Neuenstadt) with Schafis, Ligerz, Tschugg, Tüscherz-Alfermée, Twann and Vingelz. The white wine varieties with Chasselas, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay and Gewürztraminer dominate here with 80% of the area. In contrast, the vineyards on Lake Thun in the Bernese Oberland belong to the German-speaking part of Switzerland. These are the municipalities of Hilterfingen, Thun, Oberhofen and Spiez. Pinot Noir dominates here with one third, the most common white wine variety is Müller-Thurgau.

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