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Specificities of Lavaux wine

The different soils and microclimates of the vineyards allow for an interesting and amazing variation of flavours in the wines of the Canton. At the edge of the lake, the vineyards gorge themselves on the triple effect of the sun: the rays directly from the sky, those reflecting off the lake and the warmth stored in the walls forming the thousands of terraces of Lavaux. The famous grape variety of the region is the Chasselas, a fruity and dry wine.

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There are three appellations in Lavaux:  Lavaux AOC, Calamin AOC and Dézaley AOC. The Lavaux AOC is divided into eight sites of production.

Grand Cru appellation Calamin

The wines of Epesses are robust with a strong personality giving off fruity and spicy aromas reminiscent of pineapple, pepper or black truffles.

Grand Cru appellation Dézaley

Dézaley is the flagship Appelation of Lavaux. This is the only one, with Calamin, to be classified as a Grand Cru. Its terraces, covered at 90% by Chasselas, allow for exceptional sun exposure giving the wine a scope and a remarkable persistence of flavour.

Appellation Lavaux AOC - its 8 sites of production


The deep and sandy soils give the wines of Lutry various flavours reminiscent of the undergrowth with floral and fruity touches of rose and grapefruit crowned with a slight bitterness.


Villette wines are characterised by their fine and elegant bouquets, their fruity aromas and their full-bodied frame.


The wines of Epesses are robust, with a strong personality giving off fruity and spicy aromas reminiscent of pineapple, pepper or black truffles.

St. Saphorin

The wines of St-Saphorin are rich and powerful while retaining great finesse supported by subtle and fruity aromas.


Chardonne wines are characterised by fruity and mineral flavours. They are generous with a broad and very distinctive character.


Vevey wines have a very fruity bouquet with touches of lime and lemongrass. With their fullness in the palate and their natural freshness, they are an ideal wine for a friendly and convivial aperitif.

The two sites remaining are Dézaley and Calamin.


Lavaux Patrimoine mondial

Sentier des Vinches 2

CH - 1091 Grandvaux

Tel. + 41 21 946 15 74



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