Despite being one of Europe’s smallest countries, Switzerland offers some of the most diverse wine producing regions. The intricately chiseled Alps create multifaceted micro-climates allowing for a range of varieties and styles. Out of Switzerland’s 26 cantons, an impressive 23 of them produce wine. Some, however, are more famous than others. Some of its more renowned regions include the Vaud where the white grape of Fendant (Chasselas) reigns supreme. The Valais is considered by many to be Switzerland’s most diverse and high quality region. Here, one can find some unusual indigenous grapes such as Petite Arvine, Païen (Heida) and Amigne for its whites and Humagne Rouge, Cornalin and Diolinoir for its reds. Graubünden is known to produce the country’s greatest Pinot Noirs (the country’s most planted grape variety) while Ticino (Tessin) produces its finest Merlot-based reds.