© Auberge du Chasseur, Essertines-sur-Rolle
Discover wines and gastronomy in the canton of Vaud
RIPE FOR DISCOVERY, THE LAKE GENEVA REGION HAS EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO RELAX, RECHARGE AND ENJOY THE FINER THINGS IN LIFE.
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.
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! More information
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!
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. More information
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!
Our unique activities
Are you looking for ideas for your next stay in the Lake Geneva Region? Follow our guide to discover how original the canton of Vaud can be! We recommend a thousand and one original experiences and tourist visits in Vaud, for a genuine immersion that brings you into contact with the inhabitants and gives you a feel of the terroir.Discover
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Find all our wine and gastronomy offers at a glance! Wine tastings , vineyard strolls, gourmet outings, mountain summer chalets, visits to the Alimentarium museum, cruises on Lake Geneva on board a Belle-Epoque ship of the CGN: all this and more are just a click away!Book now
Vineyard walks in the Canton of Vaud
Criss-crossing the Canton of Vaud, these vineyard walks combine tradition and the latest technology. With your smartphone and the Vaud:Guide free app, you can discover spectacular scenery and meet winegrowers and producers, while enjoying the interactive games automatically shown on your phone.Discover