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Nature in Lavaux

Geography

Geography

In Lavaux, man exploited the geographical composition of the area, emphasizing the natural terrace movements shaping a relief. A “land-territory“ was formed with which the inhabitants can easily identify.
Geology

Geology

Lavaux is a key element for understanding the Alpine orogeny. Let's look underground.
Climatology

Climatology

Lavaux benefits from an ideal climate for wine growing. The region is partly protected against the North winds and gets a high level of sun.
Hydrology

Hydrology

Lavaux is crossed by numerous streams that forced the local inhabitants to control the streaming water and constantly combat erosion.
Botany and Zoology

Botany and Zoology

The vine has undeniably impeded some fauna and flora. Nevertheless they contain valuable elements that must be preserved
Viticulture

Viticulture

The vineyards and its terraces define and constitute the beauty of Lavaux. What are its main characteristics?

Address

Lavaux Patrimoine mondial

Sentier des Vinches 1

CH - 1091 Grandvaux

Tel. + 41 21 946 15 74

Courriel: info@lavaux-unesco.ch

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