With its narrow streets and balconies over Lake Geneva, Epesses is one of the most typical villages in the Lavaux UNESCO region.
Composed of several compact groups of winegrowers’ houses, the village of Epesses has a characteristic but not typical silhouette. Located in the heart of the Lavaux UNESCO region, around one third of the village is taken up with vines. A walk to Epesses is definitely one of the activities not to be missed in the Lake Geneva Region. With narrow alleys and terraces overlooking the vines, the lake and the Alps, the experience is unforgettable.
Events in the village include the Tracasset World Championship and the Epesses Festival. The first is a race held every two years in April featuring a small motor vehicle, typical of Lavaux, called a “tracasset”. The second celebrates the new wine on the first Saturday in May.
In 2011, the commune of Epesses merged with Cully, Grandvaux, Riex and Villette to create Bourg-en-Lavaux.