Lavaux – UNESCO World Cultural Heritage

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The vineyard terraces of Lavaux stand as a true wonder in the realm of winemaking, radiating sheer magnificence! Spanning an impressive 800 hectares, these verdant vineyards stretch over more than 30 kilometers along the stunning northeastern shores of Lake Geneva, nestled between the vibrant cities of Lausanne and Vevey.

Note: The visit of Lavaux is part of our Luxury Tours Switzerland.

Lavaux - UNESCO World Heritage Site

Lavaux – UNESCO World Heritage Site

These breathtaking terraces are located in the canton of Vaud and were created by the monks of the Cistercian order back in the 12th century. Today they are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Terraces of Lavaux UNESCO World Heritage Site

The terraces of Lavaux are known for their viticulture, particularly for the characteristic Chasselas grape variety, which is widespread in the region. Around thirty other grape varieties are also cultivated here. Thanks to the mild climate, the grapes thrive magnificently and benefit from up to ten hours of sunshine a day in summer.

Terraces of Lavaux

Terraces of Lavaux

Wine production in Lavaux is characterized by traditional cultivation methods and the craftsmanship of the winegrowers. The steep terraces require laborious manual work, as the use of machinery is limited. This ensures the high quality of the wines, which reflect the unique character of the region.

A visit to the terraces of Lavaux not only offers the opportunity to experience wine production up close, but also to enjoy the picturesque beauty of the landscape. The terraces offer breathtaking views of Lake Geneva and the surrounding mountains. Hiking trails lead along the terraces, which are lined with vineyards, charming villages and historic buildings.

The Lavaux wine region also offers numerous opportunities to taste the local wines and learn more about their production. Visit one of the many wineries and taste the exquisite wines directly on site. You can also enjoy local specialities in the region’s cosy restaurants, which go perfectly with the excellent wines.

Saint-Saphorin village in Lavaux

Saint-Saphorin village in Lavaux

The terraces of Lavaux are a paradise for wine lovers and nature enthusiasts alike. Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of winegrowing, admire the beauty of the landscape and let yourself be enchanted by the variety of aromas and flavors of the wines.

A visit to the terraces of Lavaux is an unforgettable experience that will give you an insight into Switzerland’s rich wine tradition.

Walks through Lavaux vineyard terraces

The well-signposted paths invite you to take idyllic walks and hikes through the picturesque vineyard terraces. While admiring the rolling hills and lush vines, you can also enjoy the breathtaking view of Lake Geneva. The combination of nature and viticulture creates a unique atmosphere that attracts visitors from all over the world.

Vineyard village in Lavaux

Saint-Saphorin (Lavaux) lies at 403 m 14 km east-southeast of the cantonal capital of Lausanne. The winegrowing village is situated on a narrow promontory at the foot of the Lavaux vineyards, in a panoramic location around 30 m above the level of Lake Geneva at the foot of Mont Pèlerin.

A tour through the Lavaux region allows you not only to taste the wine, but also to discover the rich culture and history of this region. Visit the charming villages along the route, explore traditional wineries and enjoy the hospitality of the winegrowers. The vineyard terraces of Lavaux offer a unique experience for wine lovers, nature lovers and culture enthusiasts alike.

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