Discover Lavaux Region – Swiss Vineyard Terraces
Lavaux – Swiss Vineyard Terraces
Between Lausanne and Montreux – in french-speaking part of Switzerland you will find one of the most picturesque wine region in the world. Mountains and Geneva lake surround hectares of Lavaux vineyard terraces – which makes the landscape magnificent. Southwestern part of Switzerland and specifically Lavaux vineyards are a part of UNESCO World Heritage. This region definitely deserves a visit and local wine degustation.
Swiss Lavaux region offers approx. 800 hectares of vineyard terraces beautifully situated amongst Central Alps and Geneva lake. It has a deep-rooted history when it comes to wine making. Small villages are inhabited by many families who have been making vine for generations. You can visit one of them, get to know their history and taste their local products. During the season, maybe you can take part in the wine production process? I’m sure you’d love it!
Lavaux Vineyard Terraces are not yet well known by tourists who come to visit Switzerland so you will not see big crowds here. But when you think about Switzerland – first ideas are cheese and chocolate, right? Indeed, not many people know that Switzerland excels in producing wine. You would probably ask why? Most probably due to the fact that Switzerland is exporting only 2% of Swiss wine abroad. So it makes it even more exciting to visit Lavaux region and taste Swiss local wine exactly where it is produced.
Best time to visit Lavaux Switzerland
Best time to visit Lavaux region in Switzerland is between May and October.
Pro Tip: Take a glass of local wine in Le Deck – Lounge Bar with a magnificent view
Le Deck Lounge Bar – Address: Rte de la Corniche 4, 1071 Chexbres
You need to always check opening hours before coming, especially outside spring/summer season but it’s totally worth it!
How to get to Lavaux Vineyard Terraces
You can take a car, a boat or a train to get to multiple villages in Swiss Lavaux region. Or to make some sport and hike or take a bike!
If you would like to get to Lavaux region by train: you can take a train to Chexbres-village for instance and walk down through the vineyards.
To explore more of beautiful Swiss nature in the area I recommend Mountain lake – Lac de Géronde – Valais, Switzerland and Mountain lakes – Lac Bleu – Valais, Switzerland
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