Vevey, one of Switzerland’s most charming towns, just ten miles from Lausanne and 40 minutes by train from Geneva, is worth a visit, especially to the Chillon Castle and the terraced vineyards of Lavaux, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Spoilt by breath-taking natural beauty and listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, Lavaux is one of Switzerland’s most picturesque regions. The Lavaux vineyard stretches across 400 kilometres of walls and consist of 10,000 terraces spread over 40 levels. This makes the region the most extensive in Switzerland with the mosaic of vines stretching for about 14 kilometres between Montreux and Vevey (the Swiss Riviera) to the east and Lausanne to the west.
In Switzerland, a trek through the terraced vineyards of Lavaux…
Source: Travelling Suitcase: Gold Wine
The Lavaux Vineyard Terraces—a UNESCO World Heritage site and top European wine region—offer a unique Swiss wine route through Switzerland’s stunning landscape.
Source: The Lavaux Vineyard Terraces
The Lavaux area in Switzerland is one of Europe’s oldest winegrowing regions, a distinction which has earned for Lavaux a place on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. It is an area of immense charm, a perfect region to linger and enjoy the local Chasselas wines which take so much of their character from the local soil.
Why you should visit Switzerland’s wine country now.