The vineyards of the Three Lakes region lie on the Lakes Biel, Murten and Neuchâtel, and stretch out over the cantons of Neuchâtel, Bern, Fribourg, Vaud and Jura.
Highlights of the wine region Three-Lakes
The wine regions and their vineyards
Lake Neuchâtel accounts for around two-thirds of overall production. The vineyards extend in the west from Vaumarcus and Auvernier all the way to Neuchâtel and Cressier.
The wine region in numbers
The main red grape in the cantons of Neuchâtel and Bern is the Pinot Noir, which produces excellent red wines as well as the superb Œil-de-Perdrix, a refined and fruity rosé created in Neuchâtel.
- With over 20% … of vines under organic production, Neuchâtel is the most ecological of all of Switzerland’s winegrowing regions.
- Approx. 56% … of the cultivated area in the Three Lakes region is dedicated to red grape varieties, while the white varieties are almost equally well represented at 44%.
- Approx. 945 ha ... of vineyards are cultivated in the Three Lakes region, representing about 6% of Switzerland’s overall cultivated area.
- There are approx. 100 ... producers in the Three Lakes region.
- Almost 8 million That’s the number of 750ml bottles produced in the Three Lakes region every year.
- No. 6 When comparing Switzerland’s six wine regions by size of their winegrowing areas, the Three Lakes region ranks sixth.
The best-known wines among the white varieties are those produced with the Chasselas grape. However, the region also offers elegant specialities, such as a few sparkling wines and some award-winning Chardonnays.