Vineyard of la Côte ©Peter Colberg

The canton of Vaud : six regions and eight appellations

Covering more than 4,000 hectares of vineyard, the Lake Geneva Region is one of Switzerland's major winegrowing regions. Structured into six regions and eight appellations of controlled origins, it attracts visitors with its vast choice of grape varieties and wines.

It was probably the Romans who introduced winegrowing to the shores of Lake Geneva and the Alps, a tradition that the monks then developed throughout the Middle Ages. Vintner families took over during the Renaissance, and their descendants remain very attached to this tradition. The emblematic grape here is Chasselas, a tasty golden grape which yields crystal-clear whites that are appreciated as an aperitif and as an accompaniment for a cheese dish or fera fillet from the lake.

The winegrowing canton of Vaud consists of six wine regions and eight AOCs: La Côte AOC, Lavaux (includes the three AOCs: Lavaux AOC, Calamin AOC and Dézaley AOC), Chablais AOC, Vully AOC, Bonvillars AOC and Les Côtes de l’Orbe AOC.

Office des Vins Vaudois

Avenue des Jordils 1
CP 1080
1001 Lausanne

T. +41 21 614 25 80

info@vins-vaudois.com

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