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Lavaux, Vineyard Terraces

Lavaux, Vineyard Terraces: The Lavaux is one of the most celebrated wine-growing regions of Switzerland. The vineyards of the Lavaux are perched on terraced hillsides above Lake Geneva (Lac Léman). The Lavaux Vineyard Terraces covers 800 hectares and is the largest continguous vineyard region in Switzerland. It covers the territory from Lausanne to the Château de Chillon in Montreux, a stretch for about 30 km along the south-facing northern shores Lake Geneva. The present Lavaux vineyards can be traced back to the 11th century, when monks started the wine cultivation, followed shortly by winegrowers. Many of the Lavaux vineyards have been owned by the same families for generations. You can taste the wine in the tasting cellars of the local wine-growers and also in the traditional inns, known as 'pintes vaudoises'. The most famous wine of the Lavaux is the 'chasselas', the king of the regio. The Lavaux region includes more than a dozen picturesque wine villages and small towns, surrounded by their vineyards. Vevey is a small municipality in the Lavaux wine region, located on the shores of Lake Geneva. The Villa le Lac in Vevey, also known as La Petite Maison à Corseaux, was designed by the architect Le Corbusier. The Montreux Jazz Festival: Claude Nob's Legacy was inscribed on the Memory of the World Register of UNESCO. The Lavaux, Vineyard Terraces gained status as an UNESCO World Heritage in 2007.

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Lavaux, Vineyard Terraces - Lavaux Vineyard Terraces: Château de Chillon in Montreux on the banks of Lake Geneva. The Lavaex covers the territory from...

Lavaux Vineyard Terraces: Château de Chillon in Montreux on the banks of Lake Geneva. The Lavaex covers the territory from Lausanne to Chateau de Chillon in Montreux, a stretch of 30 km along the south-facing northern shores of Lake Geneva. The Lavaux wine region includes fourteen villages and towns. The Lavaux Vineyard Terraces is an UNESCO World Heritage.

  1. Lavaux, Vineyard Terraces - Lavaux Vineyard Terraces: Château de Chillon in Montreux on the banks of Lake Geneva. The Lavaex covers the territory from...

    Lavaux Vineyard Terraces: Château de Chillon in Montreux on the banks of Lake Geneva. The Lavaex covers the territory from Lausanne to Chateau de Chillon in Montreux, a stretch of 30 km along the south-facing northern shores of Lake Geneva. The Lavaux wine region includes fourteen villages and towns. The Lavaux Vineyard Terraces is an UNESCO World Heritage.

  2. Lavaux, Vineyard Terraces - Lavaux Vineyard Terraces: The vineyard terraces near Saint Saphorin. The small village of Saint Saphorin on the Lake of Geneva is...

    Lavaux Vineyard Terraces: The vineyard terraces near Saint Saphorin. The small village of Saint Saphorin on the Lake of Geneva is surrounded by vineyards. Monks started the wine cultivation in the 11th century, followed shortly by winegrowers. Many of the Lavaux vineyards have been owned by the same families for generations.

  3. Lavaux, Vineyard Terraces - Lavaux Vineyard Terraces: The Church of Saint Saphorin was built in 1530. The village of Saint Saphorin is surrounded by the vineyards of Lavaux,...

    Lavaux Vineyard Terraces: The Church of Saint Saphorin was built in 1530. The village of Saint Saphorin is surrounded by the vineyards of Lavaux, the history of the wine-growing village goes back to Roman times. The Church of Saint Saphorin houses a Roman military boundary marker whose inscription is dating from the year 53 AD. 

  4. Lavaux, Vineyard Terraces - Lavaux Vineyard Terraces: There is some evidence that vines were grown in the Lavaux region in Roman times, but the present vineyard terraces...

    Lavaux Vineyard Terraces: There is some evidence that vines were grown in the Lavaux region in Roman times, but the present vineyard terraces can be traced back to the 11th century, when monks lived in the Lavaux and started growing grapes on the lower mountain slopes above Lake Geneva. The Lavaux Vineyard Terraces gained the status as an UNESCO World Heritage in 2007.

  5. Lavaux, Vineyard Terraces - Lavaux Vineyard Terraces: The Lavaux is also called the 'Land of Three Suns', the direct sunlight, the sun rays reflected from the...

    Lavaux Vineyard Terraces: The Lavaux is also called the 'Land of Three Suns', the direct sunlight, the sun rays reflected from the surface of Lake Geneva and the warmth of the sun stored in the stone walls of the Lavaux terraced vineyards and give it back during the night, preventing frost damage in the vineyards.

  6. Lavaux, Vineyard Terraces - Lavaux Vineyard Terraces: A wine press. Through the well preserved wine landscape and the architecture, the Lavaux demonstrates its development...

    Lavaux Vineyard Terraces: A wine press. Through the well preserved wine landscape and the architecture, the Lavaux demonstrates its development over almost a millenium. The wine region is an example of a centuries-long interaction between people and their environment.  The most famous wine of the Lavaux is the chasselas, the 'King of the Lavaux'.

  7. Lavaux, Vineyard Terraces - Lavaux Vineyard Terraces: Château de la Tour Bertholod in the wine growing village of Lutry. The Lavaux is one of the most famous wine...

    Lavaux Vineyard Terraces: Château de la Tour Bertholod in the wine growing village of Lutry. The Lavaux is one of the most famous wine regions of Switzerland. The vineyards of the Lavaux are situated on terraced hillsides above Lake Geneva, in French Lac Léman. The Lavaux is the largest continguous winegrowing area in Switzerland.