Appellations-contentA classified and varied vineyard

Our region distinguishes itself by its important natural qualities and the incredible variety of its subsoil. Gravel, sand, clay, marl, molasses, limestone or puddingstone alternate in Lavaux and breathe very specific characteristics into every wine appellation.

The wine-growers can count on the precious help of Lavaux’ three assets. The steep hillsides improve the vineyard’s exposure to the sun, the lake acts as a giant mirror and the walls store up the heat.

Explore our 7 appellations to learn more about their peculiarities.