You are using an old browser that may not function as expected. For a better, safer browsing experience, please upgrade your browser.

Log in Become a Member

Visiting dates

Famous wine-growing community (also called Terminenon or Termenon, in Valaisian German Tärbinu) at the entrance of the front Vispertal in the Swiss canton of Valais. The name is of Latin origin and means "border (surroundings) of Visp". The village is first mentioned around 1199 as "Villa Termenuns" near Visp. The south-facing vineyards are divided into several areas and cover a total of 55 hectares of vines. They extend from the banks of the Vispa at 660 metres above sea level in terraces with high dry stone walls over 500 metres up to over 1,100 metres. This makes these vineyards one of the highest and, due to their extreme inclination, one of the steepest vineyards in Europe. The dry climate and the heat-storing walls create a heat chamber, so to speak. The most famous wine is the traditional Heida, made from the Savagnin Blanc(Traminer) variety. In addition, the red wine cuvée Dôle, a red wine made from Pinot Noir, and the white wines Fendant(Chasselas) and Johannisberg(Silvaner) are produced.

Voices of our members

Dr. Edgar Müller

I have great respect for the scope and quality of the wein.plus encyclopaedia. It is a unique place to go for crisp, sound information on terms from the world of wine.

Dr. Edgar Müller
Dozent, Önologe und Weinbauberater, Bad Kreuznach

The world's largest Lexicon of wine terms.

25,901 Keywords · 46,872 Synonyms · 5,330 Translations · 31,238 Pronunciations · 179,629 Cross-references
made with by our author Norbert F. J. Tischelmayer. About the Lexicon