When we talk about Paien, called Heida in Upper Valais, we’re referring to the Valais name given to the white wine that comes from the Savagnin grape-which is also known as Traminer.

Gewurztraminer is a genetic mutation of this grape. It was at first grown on slopes near Visperterminen, up to 1,100 metres altitude, making these some of the highest vines in Europe.

Today this variety is being more widely planted, in French-speaking Valais as well German-speaking areas.


Gently aromatic with wild, rustic notes; stale rye bread, dried fruit, citruses and exotic fruit.
Good length and associated vinosity, refreshing liveliness and structure. Sustained acidity. Can be consumed young, as well as after a few years in the cellar.
The first recorded mention of it in Valais was in the middle of the 16th century in the minutes of a meeting in the Visp (Viège) district, but it is likely that it was grown in the region much earlier. Its name implies that it appeared before Christianity.
8° - 10° C
Mushroom fricassée, mountain pastures cheese, skewered fish with sauce.