Auberge du Chasseur, Essertines-sur-Rolle

Discover wines and gastronomyin the canton of Vaud


The Lake Geneva Region is the place to go for fine food and wines. With its six vineyards – including UNESCO-listed Lavaux – it is Switzerland’s second wine-producing region, making it the ideal destination for wine tourism holidays, with marked footpaths and wine tastings with the producers.

The most widespread white grape variety, chasselas is the perfect accompaniment for local AOP cheeses, Etivaz and Vacherin Mont-d’Or, amongst other delights. Inspired by this fine offering, the best-known chefs have set up shop in the region, which has the highest number of restaurants featured in the prestigious Michelin and Gault Millau guides in Switzerland.

Aside from the pleasures of the palate, visitors can enjoy the shopping streets in the lakeside towns and relax in the wellness centres. There are some ten luxury hotels offering spas to rest and recuperate, while the spa towns of Yverdon-les-Bains and Lavey-les-Bains offers moments of pure relaxation in the steam of their hot springs.

Oenological getaway

Stretching over nearly 10,000 acres, the vineyards form part of the Vaudois landscape and culture. Read our selection of unique activities around the topic of wine and consider an off-the-beaten-track visit to the canton of Vaud!

In the six wine-growing regions, for example the vineyards of Lavaux UNESCO, wine fans will admire the stunning panoramas and be eager to taste the best vintage wines that are known for their finesse: Chasselas - the canton’s quintessential white wine - reflects the soil and climate specific to this region, whereas the Pinot Noir and Gamay varietals yield full-bodied yet delicate red wines. Tastings at wine estates, strolls in the vineyards, cruises on Lake Geneva with a view of the vineyards, fun workshops… Everything combines for a bewitching stay!
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Gourmet getaway

Eager to discover the regional terroir and the fine cuisine of the county of Vaud? Follow our recommendations at the heart of the Swiss capital of gastronomy! Thanks to a record number of star-studded restaurants that are classified in the famous Michelin and GaultMillau guides, the canton of Vaud rates among the world’s most renowned regions.

The excellent gastronomic products combined with the Chefs’ skills is reflected in the incredible diversity of our local table arts: terroir specialties and traditional dishes, business meals and gastronomic menus, fans of fine food find here what they are looking for among the many restaurants and “pintes” (typical Vaudois inns). But there is more! Gourmet walks, dinner train excursions and visits to the roots of Swiss cheese, truffles and chocolate production!
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Winetouristic and gastronomic offers

Winetouristic and gastronomic offers
From Lake Geneva to the shores of Lake Neuchâtel and Lake Morat, winegrowing is the jewel of the Vaud region. Wine tourism reigns supreme here, with a strong focus on hospitality and gastronomy.

Vineyard walks in the Canton of Vaud

Vineyard walks in the Canton of Vaud
Criss-crossing the Canton of Vaud, with these vineyard walks you can discover spectacular scenery and meet winegrowers and producers.

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