Today we explored a little town called Sion. We grabbed some breakfast and stopped at a tea house for a hot cup. The town had numerous shops and a big square with al fresco dining.
We also stopped at a large winery tasting room called, Giroud. There we met a women who spoke good English and chatted with us about our travels and the wine of Switzerland. She taught us something we didn’t know…Switzerland does make wine but they rarely export it out of the country. They have small quantities and big drinkers! We enjoyed tasting the various wines and also recommended two of our favorite wineries in CA since the owner is always tasting and bringing different wine to be sold at his tasting room. For those of you wondering what those were…our top two favorites from CA currently are: Dunning Vineyards (www.dunningvineyards.com ) and Ecluse ( www.eclusewines.com ) both in the Paso Robles area of CA.
Driving back up to the top of the mountain where we were staying, the scenery never gets old. We of course had to stop for pictures. We were starving but the restaurants were all closed until 6PM for dinner (they close between lunch and dinner here). We stopped at the grocery store and grabbed some pasta ingredients so Giff could do some magic in the kitchen!
Dinner was definitely worth the wait! Giffy cooked up pasta with fresh tomatoes, garlic, basil and mushrooms sprinkled with Parmesan. He also served bruschetta perfectly crispy on the outside and moist (I don’t like that word) on the inside. It was so nice to sit on our balcony while eating dinner, sipping wine and staring out onto the Swiss Alps!