Wine, cheese, medicinal plants : local traditions also live on in Crans-Montana
It can be white : Fendant, Johannisberg, Petite Arvine, Humagne, Amigne… It can be red : Cornalin, Pinot noir, Gamay or Garanoir… and this is not an exhaustive list. Valais produces award-winning wines, which have been recognised in lots of international competitions, wine which you can sample in Crans-Montana or even with the winemakers themselves!
Local produce also includes syrups and liqueurs made with fruit grown on the hillsides, cheese matured on the alpine pastures during the summer, salted produce made in nearby villages, rye bread from the local baker and medicinal plants grown close by. This is at once the paradox and wealth of Crans-Montana: the modernity of its infrastructure, the luxury that emanates, but nevertheless the strength and charm of tradition, of a region that’s rich in authenticity, as our « Guide du terroir » will show you.