Hint

Intro

At 800 hectares, the terraced vineyards of the UNESCO region Lavaux form Switzerland's largest contiguous vineyard area with terrace after terrace offering magnificent views.

St-Saphorin, Dézaley, Epesses - names which roll easily off the tongue of fans of fine wine. And the views from the Lavaux vineyards, set high above Lake Geneva, provide the perfect backdrop for winelovers. The natural, cultural and culinary highlights of this area are definitely well worth a visit. The steep vineyards, arranged in terraces, benefit from the sun and its warming rays three times over: from the rays coming straight from the sun, the ones bouncing off Lake Geneva, and those from the stored-up heat in the many stone walls.

The blue-yellow "Train des Vignes" is a very convenient way to travel. In just twelve minutes it winds its way from Vevey through the lush green vineyards up to Puidoux-Chexbres. Here you can sample the local produce, as tasting is available at almost every cellar.

Narrow alleyways and characteristic winegrowers’ houses are landmarks of villages such as St-Saphorin, with its Auberge de l’Onde, which can look back on a century of hospitality and serves up local delicacies on three floors.

Now, to really get a taste you need to visit one of the charming pintes. These mini-restaurants are as typical of the Lavaux as are the original winegrowers' villages and the picturesque shores of Lake Geneva at the foot of its vineyards. All in all, Unesco deserves an award - as a world heritage.

Explore the 800 hectares of the terraced winegrowing slopes of Lavaux on foot or by bicycle. A 32km path leads from Lausanne-Ouchy to Chillon Castle. On this route, there are seven circuits with educational signs that tell walkers all about local wine cultivation. Take part in a wine tasting in a wine cellar and be whisked away into the world of Vaud wines.

Cave de Moratel Cave de Moratel Patricia and Denis Longet run a family winery in Cully; idyllically located on the shores of Lake Geneva. These passionate winemakers take guests on a walk through the vineyard - followed by a visit to cellar to taste the precious drops. There the winegrowers also tell of regional wine culture, the works and its fruits.

From vineyard to wine

Meet one of these winegrowing families and make a small contribution to the upkeep of this world heritage by accompanying a winegrower in his everyday work.
The revelation-packed morning in Lavaux comprises work in the vineyard or cellar (depending on season), a sightseeing tour of the winegrowing estate, wine tasting with a little snack and a souvenir bottle of wine. Please get in touch and book ten days in advance if possible.
Duration: 3hrs
Number of participants: 1-8
Languages: English, French and German

More information

World Biosphere

World Heritage

Hint

Overview
Lavaux, Vineyard Terraces
Show on map
  • Beau-Rivage Palace 5 Stars

    Recommended by Switzerland Tourism

    Lausanne

    Hotels in Lavaux, Vineyard Terraces Learn more
  • Hôtel Le Baron Tavernier 3 Stars

    Recommended by Switzerland Tourism

    Chexbres

    Hotels in Lavaux, Vineyard Terraces Learn more
  • Auberge de la Gare 3 Stars

    Recommended by Switzerland Tourism

    Grandvaux

    Hotels in Lavaux, Vineyard Terraces Learn more
  • Royal Savoy Hotel & Spa 5 Stars

    Recommended by Switzerland Tourism

    Lausanne

    Hotels in Lavaux, Vineyard Terraces Learn more
  • Lausanne Palace 5 Stars

    Recommended by Switzerland Tourism

    Lausanne

    Hotels in Lavaux, Vineyard Terraces Learn more
  • Hôtel Des Trois Couronnes 5 Stars

    Recommended by Switzerland Tourism

    Vevey

    Hotels in Lavaux, Vineyard Terraces Learn more
  • Grand Hôtel du Lac 5 Stars

    Recommended by Switzerland Tourism

    Vevey

    Hotels in Lavaux, Vineyard Terraces Learn more
  • Hôtel de la Paix 4 Stars

    Lausanne

    Hotels in Lavaux, Vineyard Terraces Learn more
  • Hôtel Château d'Ouchy 4 Stars

    Lausanne

    Hotels in Lavaux, Vineyard Terraces Learn more
  • Hôtel AlaGare

    Lausanne

    Hotels in Lavaux, Vineyard Terraces Learn more

Current Offers

  • Lausanne Wine Tourism Package

    1 night, 1 Night in Double room, Continental breakfast, 1 x evening meal per person per stay, A bottle of... from CHF 149
    Offer details

    Price per person in double room

    Learn more about Wine Tourism Package
  • Lausanne Mode "cocooning" on the shores of Lake Geneva

    1 night, 1 Night in Double room, breakfast buffet, 1 glass of welcome champagne on arrival per person, 1 x 50... from CHF 740
    Offer details

    Price per person in double room
    valid: 16.10.2019 - 31.12.2019

    Learn more about Mode "cocooning" on the shores of Lake Geneva
  • Vevey Daily package

    ✓ Main conference room✓ Beamer✓ Wifi connection free✓ Flip chart and features✓ Notepads and pens✓... from CHF 120
    Offer details

    Without overnight stay
    valid: 16.10.2019 - 31.12.2019

    Learn more about Daily package
  • Lausanne Conference rate

    From 8 participants, CHF 120 per person. The package includes: (half day at CHF 110) conference room... from CHF 120
    Offer details


    valid: 16.10.2019 - 31.12.2019

    Learn more about Conference rate
  • Lausanne DAY RATE (min. 10 people)

    Morning break: coffee/tea, pastries, fruit juice and fresh fruit · 3-course lunch, mineral water and...
    Offer details


    valid: 16.10.2019 - 31.12.2019

    Learn more about DAY RATE (min. 10 people)
  • Vevey Combination offer Chaplin’s World and nest

    Enjoy our offer combining a visit to both Chaplin’s World and nest, with the option to organise a... from CHF 56.60
    Offer details


    valid: 16.10.2019 - 31.12.2019

    Learn more about Combination offer Chaplin’s World and nest
  • Lausanne Conference rate for hotel guests

    Overnight stay in Superior roomBreakfast buffetTourist taxFree WiFi (broadband)3-course dinner... from CHF 349
    Offer details


    valid: 16.10.2019 - 31.12.2019

    Learn more about Conference rate for hotel guests
  • Les Paccots Pure Experience

    1 night, 1 Night in Double room, Breakfast, 1 x seasonal meal, 1 x yoga lesson in nature, Arrival daily... from CHF 169
    Offer details

    Price per person in double room
    valid: 16.10.2019 - 31.10.2019

    Learn more about Pure Experience
  • Montreux Riviera Vinorama Wine Tour in Lavaux

    Without overnight stay, No board, film about the work of the winegrower, tasting of 3 Chasselas... from CHF 49
    Offer details

    Without overnight stay
    valid: 16.10.2019 - 31.10.2019

    Learn more about Vinorama Wine Tour in Lavaux

Travel information: Lavaux, Vineyard Terraces