Wine growing and tourism in Lavaux

With its exceptional landscape, Lavaux UNESCO has been built by and for wine producers. More than 400 km of walls support 10,000 terraces on 40 levels. Ensuring stability and an integral part of the landscape, the walls also play a big part in caring for the vines. In Lavaux, it is said that the grapes benefit from three suns: the sun, the heat stored by the walls and the reflection of the rays by the lake. The grapes profit from these ideal conditions in the eight wine producing locations: Villette, Epesses, St-Saphorin, Chardonne, Lutry, Vevey-Montreux, Dézaley Grand Cru and Calamin Grand Cru. The “Grands Crus” are “Appellations d'origine controlée” (AOC), like the Lavaux AOC. In a total area of 830 ha, approximately 200 wine growers prefer to cultivate the Chasselas white grape variety.

Lavaux has been a popular destination since the beginning of tourism in Switzerland. Its many marked trails delight walkers, who also take the CGN boats and tourist train. The food-loving visitor will welcome the growing number of wine tourism offers, composed of tastings, experiences and stays in the homes of wine producers.

  •  Practical information

  • Wine growing and tourism in Lavaux
  • Weather

Terms and conditions

What if our personalised recommendations don’t suit you?

you can choose to base the recommendations displayed on your own requirements and interests. Whether you’re looking for a solo adventure, family activities or a gourmet trip with your spouse, the suggestions made will be based on your own preferences.

You want to find out what the local tourist attractions are based on your current location?

You can use the map on each page to establish your location and find local points of interest. So you’ll be able to explore the canton, region by region, select the places you’re going to visit along a planned route and get a quick idea of what a town has to offer you.

You want to make your own selection? Just store your top picks in favourites!

If you want to store your selection, print it, export it to your free smartphone app "Vaud:Guide” or share it with your friends, you'll can do all this with “Favourites”.

You want to share your wish list And your choices with your friends? That’s simple!