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Lake Geneva / Vaud

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Fourth-largest Swiss canton of Lausanne in the French capital Switzerland . He is also one of the six Swiss wine regions, the vineyards cover 3882 hectares of vineyards. The beginnings of winemaking dates back to Roman times. In the Middle Ages contributed to the Order of Cistercian significant pioneering work, the monks wrested most of the still existing vineyards in toil the steep slopes. Since 1995, there is an AOC system with Grand Crus. The use of the term Grand Cru is allowed in the entire canton (tolerated), provided they are wines that come from the Rebkataster named layers and names like Clos (enclosed vineyard), Château (castle), Domaine (wine-domain) or Abbaye (Abbey monastic) wear. The canton of Vaud is divided into four sections - one is in Three-Lakes Region and three on Lake Geneva (Lac Leman):

Bonvillars is really three appellations, there are Bonvillars with 195 acres (with the computer because of the controversy has become known community Champagne (canton of Vaud) ), Cotes de l'Orbe with 168 acres - both on Lake Neuchâtel (Lac de Neuchâtel), as well as on Vully Murten (Morat Lake) with 50 acres. However, they are usually collectively referred to as rare or under Bonvillars North Vaudois (North Vaud), because it is the northernmost region in the canton of Vaud. A special feature is Vully, because this appellation of the two cantons of Fribourg (Switzerland) (107 ha) and Vaud (50 hectares) stretches. The winemakers of Vully are but as a common wine region, although in between lies a cantonal border between the cantons with wine regulations. The official Swiss Wine Guide is one of only Vully (at the express request of the wine) to the Three Lakes Region, but Bonvillars and Côtes de l'Orbe to Vaud.

Chablais, with 560 hectares, the area northeast of Lake Geneva and along the right bank of the Rhone between Martigny and Montreux to the border of the canton of Valais . The name is derived from caput Laci (end of the lake) from. Five communities have AOC status and must be named on the label, these are Aigle (the famous wine-growing museum of Château d'Aigle), Bex, Ollon, Villeneuve and Yvorne.

Lavaux vineyard with 830 acres, the area between Lausannne and Montreux on the eastern shore of Lake Geneva. It is one of the most beautiful in Switzerland. Of the 23 municipalities have nine AOC status, some of Grand Crus. These are Calamine (Grand Cru), Chardonne Dézaley (Grand Cru), Epesses Lutry, Montreux, Saint Saphorin, Vevey and Villette. There are precipitous, towering rocky terraces from the lake. The vineyards on extremely steep slopes in and around Saint Dézaley Saphorin were of the Cistercian monastery in the 12th Hautcrèt Palézieux Century created. In mid-2007 was Lauvax by UNESCO as a scenic World Heritage declared.

La Côte is over 1,900 acres, by far the largest area and extends north-west of Lake Geneva from Lausanne to Geneva before. Here, too, laid the Cistercian monks of three monasteries Oujon, Romainmoêtier Bonzmont and in vineyards. The region contributes 40% of the total wine production. Twelve communities have Grand Cru status, these are Aubonne, Begnins, Bursinel, Cote de Vincy, Féchy, Luins, Mont-sur-Rolle, Morges (largest area), Nyon, Perroy, and Tartegnin Vinzel.

About 70% of the vines covering the Chasselas (Chasselas), which is also called Perlan. The wines from this variety are Dorin called or tips for products Terravin. The red varieties occupy about one-quarter, primarily Pinot Noir (Pinot Noir) with 15% and 12% Gamay. These are often blended together. Of the Dole in the canton of Valais wine-relevant brands is here Salvagnin called, but the varieties are vinified separately. In small amounts (around 3%) or Auxerrois, Charmont are Diolinoir , Gamaret, Garanoir, Gewurztraminer, Merlot, Muscat Blanc, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Silvaner (here Johannisberg) Robert Plant Syrah and represented.

A traditional cultural heritage of the wine region of Vaud is the 0.7-liter wine bottle. The main event of the Swiss wine world is the "Fête des Vignerons" in the town of Vevey on the northern shore of Lake Geneva. The event goes until the 17th Century back, it all winemakers celebrate their work in the vineyard. It is held only every 25 years, the last one was done in August 1999, the next intermediate 2021 and 2023. Near the capital of Nyon is situated on Lake Geneva, the Institute of Plant Protection Changins . Among the best known producers include Viticole d'Ollon Association , Association d'Viticole Yvorne , Badoux , Bolle , Bovard , Dubois Fils , Mutton , Les Freres Dubois , Massy , Colonel , Schenk , Société Vinicole de Bex , Testuz and Uvavins .
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