Travelers spend Day 5 in Zermatt, enjoying the vineyards and the apricot groves of the lower Rhone Valley. The Swiss vineyards produce much of the country's needs. Grapes are grown in Ticino, the valleys of the Rhone, and the south (facing slopes above Lake Geneva, Lake Neuchatel, Lake Biel, and Lake Zurich.
Swiss wines are rarely exported because they are in such demand in Switzerland. The demand is greater than the supply. Until the 1950s, Swiss wine was of poor quality. But a statue was passed, which imposed strict quality controls over wine growers, and from that point forward, the wines have improved greatly.