WINEMAKERS ARE LEFT SITTING ON THEIR WINE, 25.03.20, 1815.CH
No spring fairs, no house tastings and no hotels or restaurants that still order wine: In many wineries the turnover has completely collapsed ... "We sell primarily to business customers such as restaurants or the Glacier Express," says Rainer Zimmermann from the Johanneli-Fi winery. "But the restaurants and hotels in the country had to close over a week ago. And without tourists, even the Glacier Express has stopped running."...
"FABULOUS" HEIDA, 29/03/2020, BONA-AESTIMARE
By chance I became aware of the small winery. Johanneli Fi An exciting history and an interesting presentation of various Valais specialities. I have a bottle of Heida - also called Sauvignon Blanc - from the highest vineyard in Europe in Visperterminen in the taste test: Johanneli Fi - Heida 2018 - Valais AOC - Switzerland. The Heida grapes for this "glacial wine" are cultivated in five different locations. Each location is developed separately. ...
A GREAT SUCCESS, 19.10.2019, WALLISER BOTE
This year the wine cellar Johanneli Fi of Rainer Zimmermann from Visp receives special recognition and acclaim. Out of 15 finalists he received the award for his original offer "On the trail of Johanneli-fi". In September 2019 (...) the 3rd annual edition of the Swiss Wine Tourism Prize was held (...) Rainer Zimmermann on his success: "First and foremost the quality of the wines is decisive. But the marketing concept behind the product is also important.” (...)
SWISS WINE TOURISM PRIZE, 19.10.2019, KULTURONLINE.CH
Quality, customer focus, networking and promotion of regional products were the decisive values. This year the wine cellar Johanneli - Fi of Rainer Zimmermann from Visp receives special recognition and acclaim. Out of 15 finalists, he received the award for his original offer "On the trail of Johanneli-fi", a combination of high quality wines with the soul of old Valais legends that are added to the delicious wines. (...)
VALAIS WINES VALAIS BRAND INCLUDED, 20.09.2019, HTR
The symbolic products of the Canton of Valais, its wines, are to be included in the Valais brand. The State of Valais, the Valais Wines Industry Association (BWW) and Valais/Wallis Promotion (VWP) have drawn up the standard "13 stars" specification, to which some twenty wineries of various sizes have already committed themselves. Based on precise and strict criteria, this labelling (...) as well as an extremely strong commitment to sustainable viticulture, has been drafted by the State of Valais in a communication. (...)
A FABULOUS VALAIS VINEYARD, 18.08.2019, SWISS ILLUSTRATED
You can even see the summit of the Matterhorn behind on the horizon. The view from the highest vineyard in Europe at over 1200 metres above sea level is stunning. The terrace is one of the sunniest and driest in Switzerland. Here the grapes - the "Triibl", as Rainer Zimmermann says in the original Valais dialect - ripen particularly well. The vines on the municipal boundaries of Visperterminen came into the hands of Zimmermann through an inheritance, as is customary in Valais. (...)
FABULOUS WINES AT JOHANNELI FI, 08.06.2019, PRO-BREITEN
A fantastic evening with Valais legends, exquisite wines and delicious Valais specialities. Most of the 22 participants arrived by train to enjoy the wines without any concerns. At the entrance we were welcomed by Rainer Zimmermann, who enthusiastically told us about his and the development of the winery.
Afterwards we were spoiled with fine Valais specialities and wines in this extraordinary place, namely the rock cellar. (...)
ONE OF THE HIGHEST VINEYARDS IN EUROPE, 11.09.2018 BLICK.CH
You can even see the summit of the Matterhorn behind on the horizon. The view from this vineyard in the Upper Valais Alps at over 1200 metres above sea level is stunning. The terrace is one of the sunniest and driest in Switzerland. Here the grapes - the "Triibl", as Rainer Zimmermann says in the original Valais dialect - ripen particularly well. The vines on the municipal boundaries of Visperterminen came into the hands of Zimmermann through an inheritance– as is customary in Valais. (...)
ANNIVERSARY TRIP OF SPULER AG, 10.10.2017, AARGAUER ZEITUNG
On Wednesday, 27 September 2017, 06.30 a.m., still a little sleepy, but eagerly awaiting what awaits us all, the employees of Spuler AG and their partners, boarded the coach. The adventure of three days in the Upper Valais could begin. (...) After a good three hours' drive, which took us over the Brünig and Grimsel passes, we reached the "Bürli-Schiirli" in Oberwald. Here we were warmly welcomed in a special farmhouse atmosphere with a hearty breakfast. (...)
THE FIRST WINE ON THE RHINE, 29.11.2016, SÜDOSTSCHWEIZ.CH
This autumn I got to know three young entrepreneurs who give pleasure and inspire confidence. Two of them also offer their products via siroop.ch, the new Swiss online marketplace. Rainer Zimmermann also attaches great importance to the authenticity and credibility of his products. He is a winegrower in Visperterminen (Valais) and cultivates the vines in the highest vineyard in Europe, 1250 m above sea level. (...)