The Canton Vaud is Switzerland’s second largest wine region and where a quarter of all Swiss wine is produced.
It is a jaw-droppingly beautiful area, especially around Lausanne and Vevey. On the North shores of Lake Geneva, it specialises in Chasselas, Gamay and Pinot Noir with 66% (2,498ha) of its vineyard area dedicated to white and 34% (1,286ha) to red.
The Lavaux vineyards were designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site for their remarkable natural beauty in 2007.
About the Chasselas (Fendant) grape: Typically gives delicate, low-acid, low-alcohol wines with a slight CO2 prickle. Planted in prime sites, notably Lavaux, it can give wines of distinction and subtle depth.