When it comes to good food and drink, the Valais is without doubt the richest and most blessed region in Switzerland. From the highest peaks of the Alps down into the Rhône Valley and then on to Lake Geneva, right across the region an incomparable diversity of products is able to grow and flourish.
The waters of Lake Geneva are teeming with freshwater fish, while the crystal-clear mountain streams also abound with life. Game, too, has been a feature of local menus since well before anyone can remember. Shielded from the worst of the elements by the towering high mountains, the Rhône Valley enjoys a particularly warm and dry climate. Thanks to these special conditions, fruit and vegetables that would otherwise only be found much further south can ripen to perfection in the sunshine of the Valais. And lest we forget, the region also produces an array of outstanding wines, pressed in the traditional way. Indeed, a third of all Swiss wine comes from the Valais.