As agreed with the city of Lausanne and the Vaud Wine Tourism Association (AVOE), the management of the activities of Lausanne Great Wine Capitals will be entrusted to Swiss Wine Promotion (SWP) for the extended representation of all Swiss vineyards. A partnership agreement was signed to ensure Swiss Wine Promotion at the 219th Lausanne Wine Auction.
Natacha Litzistorf, Director of Housing, Environment and Architecture, says : “The City of Lausanne and Swiss Wine Promotion hope that the entire Swiss viticulture can benefit from the opportunities presented by this international network to grow the reputation of Swiss wines abroad and strengthen the positioning of the City of Lausanne as the Capital of Swiss wines.
Please find the press release : EN-2021-12-11_Pressrelease-Lausanne-Great Wine capitals
The Lausanne wine regions reflect the diversity of the vineyards. The combined forces of glaciers, rivers and mountains have produced diverse soil types and this enormous diversity is reflected in the great number of subtle nuances in the bouquets of the local wines.
They are an integral part of the landscape covering nearly 4,000 hectares, in terraces overlooking Lake Geneva, suspended on slopes, and divided into parcels.
Lausanne has relatively high altitude vineyards, often on steep slopes, offering an alpine terroir. Switzerland is a cool climate wine producer, and in winter it is not unusual to see snow around the vines.
The most abundantly grown grape is the white Chasselas, which makes up two-thirds of the Lausanne region’s wine production and thrives on its particular soil and climate. An icon for Switzerland’s wine this old variety was originally named Fendant in reference to its grapes that split easily in your fingers. Early and delicate both on the vine and in the cellar, Chasselas gives subtle and elegant wines, to be savoured as an apéritif or with a meal.
The partnership signed will help Lausanne to ensure the promotion of Swiss wine.