Lavaux, vineyards steeped in history
Formed more than 15,000 years ago, Lavaux was shaped by man in the 12th century. These thousands of years of history confer a unique character to this region, which is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Programme. The work of today’s Lavaux winegrowers is tinged with pride and respect for a land of legend.
Marked footpaths and cycle routes
Created by nature, shaped by man: Lavaux offers fans of outdoor activities ways to recharge their batteries according to their preferences.
Crisscrossed by routes that lend themselves to walking or cycling, the terraced vineyards of Lavaux invite sport fans to spend their energy in an exceptional setting. Visitors who prefer instructive walking follow a guide in this UNESCO-classified region and then continue to the alleys of secular villages such as St-Saphorin. Comfort and discovery are guaranteed by bucolic means of transportation on land or water.
Lavaux art de vivre
What better way for a wine fan than taste a vintage wine while admiring the beauty of the vineyards the same wine comes from?
Lavaux winemakers welcome wine tourists with special tasting spaces, picturesque accommodation and terroir meals or simply by describing their passion to visitors won are over in advance. Curious gourmets learn all about the secrets surrounding winegrowing in this UNESCO-classified region and about legendary Lavaux grape varieties such as the king grape Chasselas, a dry white wine widely appreciated for aperitifs or as an accompaniment for local cheeses and fish from Lake Geneva.
The winegrowing traditions in Lavaux
As a region of terroir and tradition, Lavaux has been recognised by UNESCO, not only for its beauty and the quality of its wines, but also for the harmony between man and nature, as well as for its long history.
Specialized guides and passionate winemakers put themselves at the disposal of visitors to tell them everything about this exceptional and unique region in Switzerland. Learn about the specificity of the soil shaped thousands of years ago, the difficulties of the work performed manually in the terraced vineyards, the virtues of the indigenous grape varieties and the authentic places that allow you to appreciate them in a convivial and friendly setting.