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Promoting Swiss wine

VINEA Association

VINEA was founded in 1994 at the same time as the Rencontres Vinicoles in Sierre (canton Valais, Switzerland). Since then, VINEA has become a centre of excellence for the Swiss wine sector, organising promotional activities at regional, national and international level.

It runs events and wine competitions, and publishes information about Swiss wine. The association also houses the secretariat of VINOFED, the world Federation of Major International Wine and Spirits Competitions.

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Emeline Zufferey

Technical director

Barbara Pointet


Nathalie Franzé



David Genolet

President of the Committee

Valérie Crittin-Favre

Marketing and communication
Valais and swiss event

Martine Jaques-Dufour

Consumer & gastronomy sector relations
Marketing & communication

Michael Balmer

Swiss German relations – Swiss and international wine competitions

Daniel Dufaux

Institutions & Swiss and international relations

Daniele Maffei

Vice president
Swiss and intern. wine competitions


Olivier Roten

Valais and swiss event