Lausanne and wine

Did you know that Lausanne is the Swiss town that possesses the largest number of vineyards? Surrounded on the one side by the wonderful terraced vineyards of Lavaux, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, and on the other by the La Côte vineyards, the town of Lausanne joined in 2018 the Great Wine Capitals Global Network.

Open cellars, harvest festivals, wine bars, tastings, … Lausanne people love wine and know how to honour it.

Les Domaines de la Ville de Lausanne
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Les Domaines de la Ville de Lausanne

Discover the exceptional Lavaux vineyards

You can simply walk there and enjoy the extraordinary panorama, but you could also taste the wines produced in these exceptional vineyards!

UNESCO-listed Lavaux vineyard terraces

Take a walk through some of the most beautiful scenery in Switzerland: the UNESCO-listed Lavaux vineyard terraces are criss-crossed with marked trails with stunning views over Lake Geneva and the Alps. Little trains on wheels help you up the incline so you can enjoy a walk at your own pace.


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Places to enjoy a glass of wine in Lausanne

Here is a selection of bars, cellars and restaurants where you can taste the best wines from the area.