A Glass of Wine (or Two)
The Lavaux region, a UNESCO world heritage site, famous for its wines, offers an exceptional view of Lake Geneva and the Swiss and French Alps.
Just a short drive from Lausanne, with pristine waters, cute local beaches and an impressive network of walking trails, we arrive at the picturesque winegrowing region of Lavaux. The terraces between Lausanne and Vevey were first carved out for wine production in the 13th century, leading UNESCO to designate the region – called Lavaux – a world heritage site. Situated between Lausanne and Vevey on the northern shores of Lake Geneva, Lavaux has all the beauty of Italy. Its microclimate gives it an almost Mediterranean feel during the summer months, when locals don swimming costumes, shades and sandals to revel in the best backyard in central Europe.
There is a walking route through the terraced Lavaux vineyards. Enjoy this UNESCO site, which runs alongside the lake between the Chateau de Chillon and the city of Lausanne. Catch a scenic view of Montreux and Vevey from the terraces while you enjoy your picnic with a glass of wine (or two).
The Lavaux region, a UNESCO world heritage site, famous for its wines
Photo by Ika Damajanti