The Jura-Three-Lakes region comprises three main lakes that characterize the scenic beauty and diversity of the region. The Jura-Drei-Seenland region is known for its wine production, and different types of wine are grown along the shores of the three lakes. Here are some of the best-known wines associated with the respective lakes and regions.
Chasselas in the Lake Biel region
Lake Biel stretches across the cantons of Bern and Neuchâtel and is 39.8 square kilometers in size. The shores of Lake Biel are lined with picturesque vineyards, charming villages and historic castles. The wine region on Lake Biel produces mainly white wines. Chasselas is a widespread grape variety and one of the region’s best-known white wines. This grape variety produces light and fresh wines that go well with local fish dishes.
Chasselas and Pinot Noir on Lake Neuchâtel
At 218 square kilometers, Lake Neuchâtel is the largest lake in Switzerland and lies entirely on Swiss territory. It encompasses the cantons of Neuchâtel, Vaud and Fribourg. The city of Neuchâtel, which lies on the shores of the lake, is an important cultural and historical city. The wine region on Lake Neuchâtel is known for its diversity. Both white and red wines are produced here. The Chasselas grape variety is also prominent here. Among the red wines, Pinot Noir is an important variety and produces elegant and complex wines.
Pinot Noir and Gamay on Lake Murten
At 22.8 square kilometers, Lake Murten is the smallest of the three lakes in the Jura Three Lakes region and is located in the canton of Fribourg. The picturesque old town of Murten on the shores of the lake is a historical attraction. Wine production on Lake Murten focuses mainly on red wine varieties. Pinot Noir and Gamay are important grape varieties here, resulting in characteristic red wines. These red wines from the region are often appreciated for their fruitiness and finesse.
It is important to note that wine production in the region is influenced not only by the grape varieties, but also by the specific terroirs. The wines of the Jura-Tri-Lakes region enrich the culinary diversity of this area and can be tasted during a visit to the local wineries.
Together, these three lakes form a charming region known not only for its scenic beauty, but also for its cultural diversity, history and recreational opportunities. The towns and villages along the lakes offer visitors a mix of historic charm and modern amenities.
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