Would you like to know more about St. Gallen wine and its winemakers? In the village of Berneck, nestled in one of St. Gallen’s largest winemaking regions, you’ll find the Haus des Weins. An award-winning architectural project, this center for wines for the canton of St. Gallen officially opened its doors in 2018. Located about 30 minutes by car from the city of St. Gallen, it houses a collection from 19 local winemakers.
A project by Carlos Martinez Architekten, the Haus des Weins combines modern, concrete construction with a portion of an existing farmhouse. This innovative design earned an international Iconic Award for architecture in 2019.
Inside the building, you’ll find three primary components: the wine cellar (up to 30 people), the main lounge and event hall (up to 80 people) and a conference room (up to 12 people). These spaces provide opportunities for various events, such as wine tastings, catered meals, meetings and family gatherings, etc.). The goal is to support and showcase local wine and gastronomy.
St. Gallen Wine: A Propensity for Red
The cozy cellar at the Haus des Weins features wines from three regions of St. Gallen: Upper Lake Zurich, Rhine Valley and Sarganserland. It has about 80 different wines to choose from for tasting and for purchase.
More than half of the wine produced in the canton of St. Gallen is Pinot Noir (Blauburgunder). During my visit, I sampled a glass of Pinot Noir from Weingut Gozen in Sargans. Our hosts served it with tortilla chips made from Rheintaler Ribelmais, an heirloom variety of corn grown in Switzerland.
In terms of white wine, you might want to one made with the Müller-Thurgau grape variety, often referred to as a Riesling-Silvaner or Rivaner.
When to plan your visit:
The Haus des Weins typically opens its wine cellar to the public on Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. However, due to the pandemic, you must make a reservation for an appointment to purchase St. Gallen wine on site by sending an email to: email@example.com.
St. Gallen wine delivered to you:
For residents of Switzerland, the Haus des Weins has several St. Gallen wine packages to choose from that they can send directly to you. Prices range from CHF 60 – 130, shipping not included.
For more information:
- Haus des Weins, Obereggerstrasse 8a, 9442 Berneck, +41 (0)71 570 57 87, firstname.lastname@example.org, https://hausdesweins-sg.ch/
- Branchenverband St. Galler Wein, Haagerstrasse 43, 9473 Gams, +41 (0)81 771 46 20, email@example.com
- Swiss Wine Deutschschweiz – Sankt Gallen, Schloss 1, 8820 Wädenswil, +41 (0)58 460 63 21, firstname.lastname@example.org,
- St.Gallen-Bodensee Tourismus, Bankgasse 9, 9001 St. Gallen, +41 (0)71 227 37 37, email@example.com