Switzerland is a country famous for its snowy peaks, popular ski resorts, authentic cheese fondues and chocolates shaped like the Matterhorn peak. But did you know that the Swiss also make great wines? It’s not very surprising considering that it’s surrounded by countries popular for their wines. There’s France to the west, Italy to the south and Germany to the north. And one of the most famous wine regions in Switzerland is the Lavaux which is located in Lake Geneva (Lac Léman) region between Lausanne and Montreux.
The Lavaux Vineyard
The Lavaux vineyard region covers 800 hectares which makes it the largest contiguous vineyard area in Switzerland. The Benedictine monks started the wine industry in this region in the 11th century. And until now wines in Lavaux are still made much as they were done in the old times. For this reason, the Lavaux vineyard terraces earned a UNESCO World Heritage distinction since 2007.
The most common grape in the region is Chasselas which produces white wines. There are also some reds which are made from Pinot Noir or Gamay grapes. Grapes are still harvested by hand from the Lavaux vineyards. Therefore, the wine produced is only in small batches each year. This makes it difficult to export the wine outside the region. The only way to taste Swiss wine is to do it in Switzerland!
Panoramic Wine Tour
Experience a luxurious Swiss wine tour onboard our panoramic mini bus. Swiss Panoramic Tours organizes an enjoyable and unforgettable Swiss wine tour for you. A stop at some of the best wineries in the country will uncover the secret which makes Swiss wine so unique.
Take a sip of Lavaux region’s exclusive, light, crisp and minerally white wines while discovering the stunning beauty of Lavaux itself. It is truly one of the most beautiful places on earth. Enjoy the awe-inspiring scenery of the Lavaux vineyard terraces while onboard our revolutionary panoramic mini bus. Painted in different colors depending on the season, green in summer, gold in autumn and covered in white snow during the winter. The view is breathtaking year-round. Furthermore, indulge in the stunning views of majestic mountains that surround the largest fresh water lake in Western Europe, the Lake Geneva (Lac Léman).
Book a private Swiss wine tour now from Swiss Panoramic Tours. Explore the Lavaux vineyards, indulge in the most exquisite wines from the region and enjoy the most breathtaking views of the Alpes and Lake Geneva. Make it a must in one of your things to do in Montreux and things to do in Lausanne. It will be an unforgettable experience.