Located at the tip of Lake Geneva and at the foot of the Vaudois Alps, the Chablais is a reputed winetouristic region. Boasting a castle in the middle of its vineyards, Aigle is the chief town of the district. This beautiful little town is surrounded by Ollon, Yvorne, Villeneuve and Bex, all of which are wine-producing towns with their distinct features.
The Chablais region abounds with character vineyards and wine-related curiosities for wine fans. Since the Middle Ages, the Chasselas grape variety has made the wines of Aigle famous (Aigle les Murailles). Villeneuve is the smallest of the Chablais wine designations, Yvorne the largest. The vineyard of Ollon enjoys extraordinary conditions and offers many grape varieties, while Bex focuses on red wine specialties.
Tourists interested in wines and gastronomy can choose among many activities and events. The local winegrowers gladly welcome them to their cellar for wine tastings, while the region’s restaurants offer meals made from local products. In Aigle, the castle in the middle of the vineyards hosts the fascinating Museum of Vines and Wines. Aigle also plays host to the Chasselas world fair, which is held in June each year and brings together the wines based on this dry grape variety that is symbolic of the canton of Vaud.