Wine Tours throughout the Lavaux region
Composed of terraced vineyards and charming Swiss villages, the region of Montreux is renowned for its viticulture and unrivalled natural beauty.
Described as an Eighth wonder of the World by acclaimed 18th Century writer and philosopher, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, the vineyards and lakes of this region have been frequented by wine enthusiasts for a number of years.
As Switzerlands largest wine growing region, spanning over 898 hectares, visitors can jump aboard a regional train that runs along a picturesque route overlooking the UNESCO World Heritage Lavaux vineyards and Lake Geneva. Commonly known as the Wine Train, visitors begin at Vevey and end their journey in Puidoux, stopping en route for a glass of Chasselas Grand Cru, considered the finest white wine of Dzaley, the regions flagship appellation. The extensive vineyards can also be enjoyed on foot, with routes from Lausanne Ouchy and the Chteau de Chillon overlooking the lake leading through various vineyards and carefully preserved villages.
A much celebrated time in the valley is late September when the annual Lutry Wine Festival takes place. As the last surviving Wine Festival within the Canton of Vaud, the Lutry is in its 63rd vintage year, and welcomes some 20,000 people annually. During these three days a traditional parade takes place in the old town with local vintners opening their wine vaults and cellars to visitors.