Lavaux, French pronunciation: "lavo") is a region located in Switzerland's canton of Vaud? It is in the Lavaux-Oron district. Le Lavaux is a collection of 830 hectares of terraced vineyards, which stretch along 30 km of the north-facing shores of Lake Geneva.
There is evidence that vines were planted in this area during Roman times. However, actual vine terraces can still be found in the 11th century when the area was under the control of Cistercian and Benedictine monasteries. The area has a mild climate.
However, the southerly aspect of the terraces and the reflection of sunlight in the lake and stone walls give it a Mediterranean feel. Chasselas is the main variety of Chasselas wine grapes.
Lavaux's terraced vineyards have been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This designation attracts attention from all over the world and is well-deserved. Lavaux has a lot to offer, not just wine tastings. These are our recommendations for a memorable outing.
Did you know that Lausanne also has its own wine? It does! There are 33 hectares worth of vineyards in the City, which is divided into five estates with the appellations La Cote and Dealey. This is right: Lausanne's famous terraced vineyards account for a portion of its wine production.
Walking is the best way to discover a new place. You can walk from Lutry to Vevey in Lavaux. It's a pleasant day to look forward to! You don't have to spend all day there, but Lavaux can be found bit-by-bit if you don’t feel like doing that.