Vaud

The home of Chasselas

Proud of its appellations, its millennial history, its centuries-old traditions and its spectacular panoramic views, the canton of Vaud has six sub-regions and eight AOCs. Spread over more than 3,782 hectares, this region strongly influenced by the proximity of lakes is full of oenological, historical and cultural jewels.

The only Swiss wine region to cultivate a majority of white grape varieties, canton Vaud reveres its emblematic grape variety: however, in this region that is very attached to the notion of terroir, Chasselas is not mentioned, but rather place names, such as Yvorne, Féchy, Dézaley, or one of the nearly 150 production sites listed.

Vaud is distinguished above all by fresh and fruity white wines from the Chasselas grape whose delicacy, with numerous aromas, reflects the great diversity of soils. Red wines, made from Gamay and Pinot Noir grapes, represent around one-quarter of production.

Distribution of grape varieties

These graphs present some key figures for the wines of the canton Vaud

29%

Surface CH

79

Grape varieties

449

Producers

35%

Red surface VD

(1307 HA)

65%

White surface VD

(2475 HA)

60%

Chasselas, 2251 HA

12%

Pinot Noir, 472 HA

9%

Gamay, 324 HA

4%

Gamaret, 151 HA

3%

Garanoir, 128 HA

12%

Others, 456 HA

60%

Chasselas, 2251 HA

12%

Pinot Noir, 472 HA

9%

Gamay, 324 HA

4%

Gamaret, 151 HA

3%

Garanoir, 128 HA

12%

Others, 456 HA

Sub-regions

Canton Vaud has 7 AOCs and 3 AOC Grand Crus AOC Vaud AOC Chablais AOC Lavaux AOC La Côte AOC Côtes de l'Orbe AOC Bonvillars AOC Vully AOC Calamin Grand Cru AOC Dézaley Grand Cru AOC ... Grand Cru

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