The beautifully embossed Winterthur town hall tin combined with a bottle of the city’s wine Winterthur Pinot Noir Barrique AOC.
By purchasing its very own vineyards, the City of Winterthur was able to supply the local wine shops and restaurants with fresh young wine until 1981. With the remodelling and expansion of Neftenbach wine-press in 1992, the city of Winterthur once again took complete control of developing the wines, including marketing them. Since 1 September 2005, Volg Weinkellereien has been cultivating the 4.6 hectares of the vines in Wiesendangen and Neftenbach. The vine stocks are up to 23 years old and yield between 25,000 and 30,000 kilogrammes of grapes every year. Intensive care of the stocks and a rigorous restriction of the yield to 600g/m2 are essential; traditional mash fermentation and maturation in French barriques also guarantee the quality of this special wine. Dark ruby red. Fruity aroma featuring cherries, raspberries and strawberries paired with accents of cloves and pepper. A strong but smooth prelude. Rich body with a lovely structure and tannins that blend in nicely. Long finish.
In 1869, Gottfried Semper completed one of his most significant works: Winterthur City Hall, which features two imposing Greek gable statues. Nemesis, goddess of retributive justice, stands to the South while Athena, goddess of wisdom, resides in the North. For every tin sold, CHF 5.00 will be donated to the friends’ association of the Semper City Hall in Winterthur.