Lake Geneva Region is the place to go for fine food and wines. With its six vineyards – including UNESCO-listed Lavaux – it is Switzerland's second wine-producing region. This makes it the ideal destination for wine tourism holidays, with marked footpaths and wine tastings with the producers.
Here is a selection of the best foodie experiences in the Canton Vaud, including, of course, wine tasting, the highlight of the region:
1. Vineyard walks
Criss-crossing the Canton of Vaud, these walks combine tradition and the latest technology. With your smartphone and the Vaud:Guide free app, you can discover spectacular scenery and meet winegrowers and producers, while enjoying the interactive games.
Vineyard walk in Arnex © Vincent Bourrut
2. Cheese fondue making and tasting
At Le Chalet in Château-d'Oex, witness cheese making on a wooden stove with a cheese maker in traditional attire. "Le Chalet Bio" cheese, matured in a cellar, will then be served in traditional dishes at the restaurant.
Traditional cheese making demonstration at the Le Chalet restaurant © Pays-d'Enhaut Tourisme
3. Taste my Swiss City in Lausanne
A journey of culinary discovery. Starter, main course and dessert are all served in 3 different locations in the heart of the city, all recommended by local experts.
Start with tapas © Lausanne Tourism
4. Panoramic Wine Tour
Experience Lavaux and its wines in a luxurious and cosy panoramic bus. During a tour of about 4 hours, you will learn the history of the vineyard, visit a wine cellar and taste wines as well as local delicacies while enjoying breathtaking views over Lake Léman.
Beautiful Lavaux © Swiss Panoramic Tours
5. Wild truffle discovery stroll
In the Bonvillars area, guides will take you on unforgettable strolls in search of the Swiss truffles. Educational shows and truffle dogs' demonstrations along the way. The stroll ends with a tasting of truffle produce with local wines.
Become a truffles connoisseur © Marché Aux Truffes
6. Wine cellar discovery
Discover the wine makers of canton Vaud with this package which includes the visit of the cellar, description of the estate, wine tasting of four vintages as well a souvenir bottle per person.
Enjoy a glass of great wine in an amazing setting © Maude Rion