Salgesch is embedded in a wide valley, surrounded by the mountains of Valais and spoiled by an almost Mediterranean climate with around 300 days of sunshine a year. The village is also known among wine connoisseurs as the wine village of Salquenen. Here the vineyard plots are closer than the mountains, the sun and an exceptionally dry climate make Salgesch the center of wine-growing in Valais.
Winegrowing has been at home here for almost 1000 years and has more or less determined the history and fortunes of the charming village in the Leuk district ever since. The heyday of viticulture in Salgesch began around 50 years ago. With the change from a farming village to a wine village, the town experienced a development that still characterizes it today.
No wonder everything here revolves around wine. The same goes for the numerous events that draw travelers from all over the world to this part of the Valais year after year. Whether it's grape variety hikes, tastings in the many wineries or extensive hikes in the surrounding area, there's always something going on in Salgesch. And probably the craziest race in Switzerland, if not in the world, has its home here. At the legendary barrique race as part of the spring festival, the competitors roll, push and push large wooden barrels over the set course and inspire the visitors in their very own way.
In addition, Salgesch impresses with an environment created by nature, which makes a large variety of flora and fauna an almost tangible experience. A typical Valais village where you can live and enjoy wonderfully for a while or for a while.