One region, three identities: the vineyards of Three Lakes flourish on gently sloping hillsides spread over three distinct areas. The largest (606 hectares) borders the western shore of Lake Neuchatel and forms the vineyards of the canton of same name. It is mainly home to Chasselas and Pinot Noir, destined for original specialities. The second (222 hectares), located in the canton of Bern, adjoins Lake Biel. The third (116 hectares) borders Lake Morat and gives birth to Vully, one of the only AOCs straddling two different cantons (Vaud and Fribourg), which is distinguished by its Freiburger and Traminer, the regional names of wines made from Freisamer and Gewürztraminer.
The most widely grown red grape variety in Neuchatel is Pinot Noir, which produces excellent red wines as well as the famous Œil-de-Perdrix, a fine and fruity rosé wine that originated in Neuchatel. The best known white wines here are lively Chasselas. But the region also offers elegant specialities, some sparkling wines and Chardonnays that have won many awards.