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Swiss Wine Promotion is responsible for promoting the image of Swiss wine in Switzerland and abroad. We help position Swiss wine as a product with high added value and to work with the viticulture and wine producing industry as a whole to increase the value of their products.

Robert Parker Matter of Taste Event

Grand Walkabout Tastings

Meet winemakers and taste the best wines from around the world

Robert Parker Wine Advocate’s "Matter of Taste - The Ultimate Fine Wine Experience" is back for its fourth Swiss edition.

Meet winemakers and taste the best wines from around the world during our Grand Walkabout Tasting.

 

As one of the largest fine wine experiences of the year open to the public in Europe, you will get up close and personal with over 250 iconic wineries from around the world showcasing wines rated from RP90 to RP100.

Buy Tickets Now & Receive 10% Early Bird Discount
 

 

Matter of Taste Zürich Program

Schedule subject to change, please revisit or sign up for our newsletter for the latest updates.

 

Day 1: Saturday, April 2, 2022

1:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Grand walkabout tasting

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Trade & media tasting

12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Masterclasses (see schedule below)

12:00 PM Onwards

VIP early access

7:30 PM - 10:30 PM

Grand BYOB dinner

Day 2: Sunday, April 3, 2022

1:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Grand walkabout tasting

09:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Coffee & Croissants: Exhibitors & Robert Parker Wine Advocate teams

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Exhibitors & trade tasting 

11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

Exhibitors & trade walkabout tasting

12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Masterclasses (see schedule below)

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250+

Wineries featured

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15+

Countries

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600+

Wines on show

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90

RP Points & Above

*Full participating wine list to be confirmed at a later date, please revisit or sign up for our newsletter for the latest updates.

 

Masterclasses & Dinners

Schedule subject to change, please revisit or sign up for our newsletter for the latest updates.

 

Meine Neue Wein-Schweiz

Time: Sat 2 April, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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Location: Gallery 1st Floor, The Dolder Grand

Host: Stephan Reinhardt

My Switzerland is a very personal masterclass and assembles a lineup of eight wines that stood out to me for many reasons during the tasting of 400 wines in February this year. To me, they represent what I connect with Switzerland in general and for Swiss wine in particular: they are Alpine, cool, fresh, pure and authentic and harbingers or even future icons of a new, self-confident and unique Switzerland that has left former role models behind and is focusing on its own talents.

Wines Featured:

1. 2020 Chanton Weine • Riesling

2. 2019 Marie-Thérèse Chappaz • Assemblage Blanc Sylvaner de Charly & Muscat des Claives

3. 2021 Ô Faya Farm • Mirage d’Arvine

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4. 2019 Zündel • Sass

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5. 2020 Henri Cruchon • Nihilo Nature

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6. 2019 Fröhlich Weine • Pinot Noir

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7. 2019 Litwan Wein • Wittnau Fure

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8. 2019 Benoît Dorsaz • Syrah de Fully Quintessence

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*Wines subject to change due to availability

Price: 58 CHF

^Tickets sold separately and not included as a part of the Grand Walkabout ticket 

My Switzerland (English)

Time: Sat 2 April 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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Location: Gallery 1st Floor, The Dolder Grand

Host: Stephan Reinhardt

My Switzerland is a very personal masterclass and assembles a lineup of eight wines that stood out to me for many reasons during the tasting of 400 wines in February this year. To me, they represent what I connect with Switzerland in general and for Swiss wine in particular: they are Alpine, cool, fresh, pure and authentic and harbingers or even future icons of a new, self-confident and unique Switzerland that has left former role models behind and is focusing on its own talents.

Wines Featured:

1. 2020 Anne-Claire Schott • Blanc Schiller Orange

2. 2021 Ô Fâya Farm • Mirage d’Arvine

3. 2020 Chanton Weine • Heida Gletscherwein

4. 2019 Zündel • Velabona

5. 2020 Fröhlich Weine • Pinot Noir​

6. 2020 Javet & Javet • Pinot Noir Aime Terre Sans Sulfite Ajouté (Black Label)

7. 2019 Benoît Dorsaz • Syrah de Fully Quintessence

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8. 2017 Litwan Wein • Blanc de Noir Extra Brut​​

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*Wines subject to change due to availability

Price: 58 CHF

^Tickets sold separately and not included as a part of the Grand Walkabout ticket 

A Bordeaux 2010 Retrospective

Time: Sat 2 April, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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Location: Gallery 1st Floor, The Dolder Grand

Host: William Kelley

In this tasting of the top châteaux from across Bordeaux, we will go through an extraordinary vintage. 2010 produced a bevy of rich, structured wines, which are just beginning to enter their drinking windows yet will cellar for many years to come.

Wines Featured:

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*Wines subject to change due to availability

Price: 230 CHF

^Tickets sold separately and not included as a part of the Grand Walkabout ticket 

Burgundy's Viticultural Revolution

Time: Sun 3 April 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Location: Gallery 1st Floor, The Dolder Grand

Host: William Kelley

Contemporary Burgundy is witnessing a viticultural revolution of impressive proportions, as many of the region's best producers rethink the fundamentals of canopy management, planting density, vine genetics and soil cultivation—with profound consequences for wine quality. Rather than focusing on any single appellation, vintage or producer, this tasting takes this viticultural revolution as its theme, ranging all the way from the Mâconnais to the Côte de Nuits, from communal appellations to grands crus. What all the producers featured in this tasting have in common is an innovative approach to viticulture that marks them out as leaders in Burgundy today. William Kelley, The Wine Advocate's Burgundy reviewer, will explain the basics of viticulture and why it matters today—and why it will matter even more in the future. And he'll be joined by Santenay winegrowing pioneer Jean-Marc Vincent, who'll offer personal insights from a career of innovation spanning more than two decades.

Wines Featured:

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*Wines subject to change due to availability

Price: 98 CHF

^Tickets sold separately and not included as a part of the Grand Walkabout ticket 

Donatsch Pinot Noir Unique –

20-Year Anniversary Vertical

Time: Sun 3 April 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

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Location: Gallery 1st Floor, The Dolder Grand

Host: Martin Donatsch & Stephan Reinhardt 

Weingut Donatsch is among the most famous wineries in Switzerland, hailing from the “Bündner Herrschaften” in the southeastern canton of Grisons, which produces some of the finest Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays of the country and holds the only four hectares of the native “Completer” grape variety in the world. Current winemaker Martin Donatsch now heads up the family estate in the fifth generation. His wines are very sought after internationally and receive top ratings regularly; unfortunately, due to the small production of just over 30,000 bottles annually, the wines are very rare and hard to obtain.

 

For the 20th anniversary of the flagship “Unique” series, we have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for our guests to taste a complete vertical of 20 years of Donatsch Pinot Noir Unique—all the way from the inaugural 2000 vintage, all served from magnums directly from the family’s wine library. Join Martin and Robert Parker Wine Advocate reviewer for Switzerland Stephan Reinhardt on this exciting and special journey into Swiss winemaking history.

Wines Featured:

1. 2000 Donatsch • Pinot Noir Unique

2. 2001 Donatsch • Pinot Noir Unique | RP94

3. 2002 Donatsch • Pinot Noir Unique

4. 2003 Donatsch • Pinot Noir Unique

5. 2004 Donatsch • Pinot Noir Unique

6. 2005 Donatsch • Pinot Noir Unique

7. 2006 Donatsch • Pinot Noir Unique

8. 2007 Donatsch • Pinot Noir Unique

9. 2008 Donatsch • Pinot Noir Unique

10. 2009 Donatsch • Pinot Noir Unique

11. 2010 Donatsch • Pinot Noir Unique

12. 2011 Donatsch • Pinot Noir Unique | RP95

13. 2012 Donatsch • Pinot Noir Unique

14. 2013 Donatsch • Pinot Noir Unique | RP95

15. 2014 Donatsch • Pinot Noir Unique | RP92

16. 2015 Donatsch • Pinot Noir Unique | RP94

17. 2016 Donatsch • Pinot Noir Unique | RP93

18. 2017 Donatsch • Pinot Noir Unique | RP94

19. 2018 Donatsch • Pinot Noir Unique

20. 2019 Donatsch • Pinot Noir Unique

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*Wines subject to change due to availability

Price: 200 CHF

^Tickets sold separately and not included as a part of the Grand Walkabout ticket 

Quintessence of the Great 2019 Vintage: The Finest Grüner Veltliners from the Danube River

Time: Sat 2 April 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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Location: Gallery 1st Floor, The Dolder Grand

Host: Stephan Reinhardt

2019 has been a great and widely praised vintage for Austria. Although the 2020s will be exciting as well and represent a much cooler, fresher and spicier character, the 2019s have everything that a great vintage needs in order to age for decades: ripeness, intensity, drive and tension. For the first time in 20 years, I have often preferred the Veltliners to the Rieslings in 2019. Obviously, the warmth of the vintage was made for Veltliner. The wines are concentrated and rich, but they also have the vitality and mineral freshness that I have missed in so many warm vintages. In the 2019s, which brought the first 100-point Grüner Veltliner in the history of The Wine Advocate, everything you need to have in a great white wine is on the right palate. For this tasting, I have assembled some of my favorites. You are welcome to share my passions!

Wines Featured:

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*Wines subject to change due to availability

Price: 58 CHF

^Tickets sold separately and not included as a part of the Grand Walkabout ticket 

A Homage to the Genius of Philippe Cambie

Time: Sun 3 April 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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Location: Gallery 1st Floor, The Dolder Grand

Host: Joe Czerwinski

Although he worked in a number of countries, consultant Philippe Cambie made his reputation by helping to revolutionize winemaking in the Rhône Valley. While consultant is considered a bad word in some quarters—suggesting a certain style or sense of uniformity—Cambie always put his clients' terroirs, grape varieties and house styles first. As we'll see in this tasting, these terrific wines all retain strong senses of individuality—they're not all the same.

Wines Featured:

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*Wines subject to change due to availability

Price: 100 CHF

^Tickets sold separately and not included as a part of the Grand Walkabout ticket 

The Grand 1000-Point
Experience

Time: Sat 2 April, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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Location: Gallery 1st Floor, The Dolder Grand

Host: Robert Parker Wine Advocate Reviewer Team

Join the entire team of RPWA reviewers for a tasting like no other—ten 100-point wines, each presented by the expert reviewers who look after those regions. You'll get to experience sheer perfection in several different forms, from a towering dry Austrian white to seven structured and age-worthy red wines, the unctuous richness of Sauternes and the majesty of a very special vintage Port.

Wines Featured:

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*Wines subject to change due to availability

Price: 195 CHF

^Tickets sold separately and not included as a part of the Grand Walkabout ticket 

A Biondi-Santi Brunello di Montalcino Retrospective

Time: Sat 2 April, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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Location: Gallery 1st Floor, The Dolder Grand

Host: Monica Larner

One of the world’s favorite Italian wines, Brunello di Montalcino would not exist if not for the efforts of Biondi Santi. Join our Italian wine Reviewer Monica Larner for an in-depth exploration of some of the best wines made at the Il Greppo estate, home to celebrated Biondi-Santi wines, at the heart of Tuscany.

Wines Featured:

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*Wines subject to change due to availability

Price: 175 CHF

^Tickets sold separately and not included as a part of the Grand Walkabout ticket 

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Nine Decades of Château
Cheval Blanc

A Journey Through Nine Decades of Château Cheval Blanc Supported by:
Tears of Bacchus

Time: Friday, April 1, 2022
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Presented by: William Kelley

Join Robert Parker Wine Advocate Deputy Editor in Chief William Kelley on this extraordinary and intimate tasting of one of the Bordeaux’s most iconic estates.

 

Wines Featured:

  1. 2015 Château Cheval Blanc | RP100

  2. 2011 Château Cheval Blanc | RP94

  3. 2009 Château Cheval Blanc | RP100

  4. 1998 Château Cheval Blanc | RP100

  5. 1989 Château Cheval Blanc | RP89

  6. 1976 Château Cheval Blanc | RP82

  7. 1966 Château Cheval Blanc | RP94

  8. 1937 Château Cheval Blanc

  9. Surprise Wine


After the masterclass, you are invited to join us for a casual dinner with William Kelley to share your passion and joy. We encourage you to bring along a special bottle you would like to share.

*This event will take place in a small group of approx. 12pax  at Tears of Bacchus’ (Official Wine Storage Partner) high security facility, approximately 10 minutes outside of Zug, Switzerland on Friday April 1st prior to the official Matter of Taste event.

 

Participants will be contacted directly with exact location detail after the ticket purchase.

 

Each ticket comes with a complimentary weekend pass to the Matter of Taste event (valid on 2nd and 3rd of April, 2022, 1:30 PM to 6:30 PM daily)

Price: Single ticket 750 CHF (includes Weekend Grand Walkabout Tasting ticket)

Masterclass Proudly supported by:
Tears of Bacchus

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Grand Bring Your Own Bottle Dinner

Saturday, April 2, 2022
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM

After a delightful day of tasting on Saturday, stay with us for great food, wines and company at the "Bring Your Own Bottle Dinner." 


Many great tastings and wine events have winemakers staying behind at the end of the day, sharing bottles among fellow wine lovers over a sumptuous 15-course meal.

Location: The Garden Salon, The Dolder Grand Zürich

Price:

- Single ticket 218 CHF
- 10 Pax ticket 1,960 CHF (10% Discount)

Location & Venue

About The Dolder GranZürich

The Dolder Grand is the perfect environment for people who are looking for pleasure, exclusivity and relaxation: 175 luxurious rooms and suites, exquisite cuisine, a spa covering 4,000 square meters and generous banqueting facilities. The original “Curhaus” dating from 1899 presents itself anew as the luxury-class City Resort.

 

Its elevated location, between the pulsating life of the city and a refreshingly natural green zone, provides a magnificent view of the city of Zürich, the lake and the Alps.

Address: Kurhausstrasse 65, 8032 Zürich, Switzerland