Food & Drink
Grimentz Food & Drink
The village of Grimentz has a huge amount of dining options to offer, with local shop, restaurants, and bars stocking locally sourced produce for you to enjoy. Experience Swiss dining at it’s finest in one of the many traditional style restaurants around the village, each with their own unique twist on the Alpine dining experience. Or why not go for a drink in the Alpine inspired bars found around Grimentz. You’re sure to find a dining option you and your family love here in Grimentz.
Restaurants & Bars
Restaurants In Grimentz
Dining can make up a large part of your holiday, but in Grimentz you will never be short of dining options, whether you wish to have a fully serviced sit down meal, or you’re just looking for a small bite to eat, Grimentz has a dining option for you.
Switzerland is well-know for its fine dining and fresh produce, and Grimentz is no exception to this, it offers some of the freshest and most delicious food options found in the Alps. Try traditional Swiss-inspired dishes, some of which is produced just a few miles away from Grimentz.
Restaurant de Moiry is one of the most popular restaurants in the village, offering a range of foods including Swiss, French, and European. Enjoy food served here between 12:00pm – 08:00pm while soaking up the stunning views of the mountains which encompass the village.
Bars In Grimentz
Keeping with tradition, the bar’s in Grimentz inspire a relaxed and warm feel. You are welcomed by cosy décor and friendly staff as you enter, bringing with it the feeling you are in one of only a few true Alpine resorts left.
Though Grimentz is far from a party destination, you are promised a vibrant and cheerful atmosphere within the bars in and around the village. Socialise with both visitors and locals as you enjoy the fine drinks and activities within.
Le Country Pub is a favourite for locals and visitors alike, offering its patrons an extensive selection of drinks and snacks, as well as games and activities, from karaoke to darts. The polite and friendly staff bring the pub to life and ensure you and your family & friends will have an enjoyable night.
Sit back and take in the view of the mountains around Grimentz during a wine tasting experience. Taste some of the finest wines in Switzerland, some of which have been produced from grapes grown just a few miles away in Sierre and the Rhone Valley. Discover the art of wine tasting as you soak up the stunning scenery which surrounds you.
Côteaux de Sierre brings together 11 communes and represents 40 grape varieties produced on some 1200 hectares of this particularly sunny land. There are about sixty winegrowers who have cultivated the land in this area for viticulture which dates back to more than 2000 years ago. The winegrowers are ready to welcome you to share the glass of friendship and to allow you to discover their wonders! Meeting point at the Ancienne Scierie.
Baking Traditional Rye Bread
Take part in the traditional art of rye bread baking at the historic bakery “Four Banal”. Rye has been grown in Switzerland for years, with rye bread making up a fundamental element of the canton’s ancient traditions.
On arrival to the session you will receive the rye bread dough which is prepared a day prior, you will the be guided through the process of dough preparation and baking. Be sure to listen out for any hints and tips as your baker guides you through this experience.
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Glacier wine (Le Glacier) is a wine traditional to Grimentz, the wine is usually aged for 10 to 15 years in a wine cellar in Grimentz, kept in a series of larch-wood barrels.
The principle of the Vin du Glacier is simple, the barrels are never emptied. Every year new wine is added to the old, for example wine in a barrel from 1888 will be blended with one from 1886, and wine made in 1934 will top up the same 1888 barrel, and so on.
The “Vin du Glacier” cannot be bought. It is only served in the cellars of Anniviers, drawn directly from the barrel and can be tasted during a visit to the Bourgeoisie, you can try out this wine steeped in history. The Maison Bourgeoisiale (ancient Community House) is home to the famous Bishop’s Barrel as well as many others. The wine in this larch-wood barrel dates back to 1886. Once destined to the Bishop, it is served nowadays to VIP guests on special occasions.
Rye bread was a staple food all over the Alps in ancient times. Rye bread makes a long-lasting alternative to the now common white bread. Grains have been grown in the valleys surrounding Grimentz for years, they are then harvested, made into dough, and baked.
The rye bread cooked in Grimentz is a food with a rich history in the area, and has to be tried to be truly appreciated. It is traditionally served with soups, but is also enjoyed with a selection of fondue cheeses.
Raclette is served at any time of day during any season, as a whole meal or as an aperitif. It can be enjoyed both indoors and outdoors with with any number of people, served in restaurants such as Restaurant Becs de Bossons.
Raclette is a dish which originates from the canton of Valais in Switzerland. This delicious dish unusually produced right in front of your eyes as cheese is heated by an oven, fire or embers. A portion of the cheese is then melted over sliced potatoes and served with a hot drink or a white wine from the Swiss vineyards, such as Fendant. In summer Raclette is produced locally in the mountain pastures, and when the free roaming cows are back in the barn, the local cheese dairy produces it.
The experience of Rando-Fondue in the Val d’Anniviers is a memory to last a lifetime. This unique approach to the Swiss delicacy of fondue allows you to create your own fondue anywhere you like. You are encouraged to head for the mountains and enjoy this delicious food type with a stunning view over the mountains.
Upon ordering the Rando-Fondue kit you will receive cheese, wine (apple juice as an alternative), a sausage for the aperitif, the stove, forks and fondue pot suitable for outdoor use, as well as “Val d’Anniviers” souvenir glasses made of reusable plastic.
Grimentz, Val d’Anniviers
Stunning high mountains surround the village of Grimentz on all sides, positioned with the Rhone Valley to the north, Zermatt (The Matterhorn) to the east, Italy to the south, and Verbier to the west, Grimentz is the true definition of Alpine living. The village offers incredible opportunities to engage in exciting snow sports as well as being a rich traditional experience.
Access By Car
From Grimentz to Sierre : 30 minutes
From Milan to Sierre : 3h20
From Geneva to Sierre : 2h00
From Zürich to Sierre : 3h10
From Paris to Sierre : 6h50
Access to ski lifts
30 mins (Sierre)