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Garanoir is a dark-skinned red grape autochthonous to Switzerland. The grape is a crossing between Gamay and Reichensteiner in 1970 by André Jaquinet at the Federal Research Institute Changins near Nyon in Valais wine region. It is an early maturing vine resistant to botrytis, highly vigorous and with generous yield potential, but also strong resistance to grey rot, odium and mildew. Garanoir produces colourful, fruity red wines with blackberry aromas with low tannins and light structure. Garanoir is often used in blends to add freshness and fruit. The best expressions as a single grape are coming from Vaud and Valais and outside the country, there are small plantings of it in England, Canada and Germany.

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