"Au coeur des vendanges" (at the heart of the harvest) is an event that takes place when summer is coming to an end, when the grapes are gorged with sugar and the vines are discreetly adorned with touches of gold: it is harvest time. This event takes place throughout Switzerland and aims to allow visitors to discover the harvest period. This moment is the consecration of the work accomplished throughout the year by wine producers. During a half-day, visitors are immersed in the harvest work alongside the producers to experience moments of rare intensity through demanding but very rewarding work. It is also an opportunity to share and discuss the wine. creation process in order to discover all its secrets.
Great Wine Capitals Global Network (GWC) est un réseau international qui regroupe aujourd’hui dix grandes métropoles internationales reconnues à travers le monde pour la qualité de leur régions viticoles, tant sur le plan économique que culturel. Ce réseau vise à favoriser les échanges commerciaux, touristiques et pédagogiques entre ses différentes villes membres. L'adhésion de Lausanne GWC a pour objectif de faire rayonner l'ensemble du vignoble Suisse à l'international.
As part of Great Wine Capitals Network, Switzerland participates in the "Regional Best Of Wine Tourism". These prizes distinguish the offers, individual or collective, contributing to the promotion of Swiss wine tourism. It is aimed at all players in the world of wine, tourism, gastronomy, terroir, heritage, etc. The purpose of the Best Of Wine Tourism is to reward initiatives from the following categories:
Architecture / Landscapes
Environment / Development
Catering / Hospitality
Services / Organisation
… as well as a category specifically dedicated to artisans
The aim of the Swiss Wine Tourism Meetings is to bring together players, interested parties and professionals in the field through conferences, debates and round tables on the theme of wine tourism. The role of the event is not only to bring together all of these players but also to generate partnerships, collaborations and debates on current topics. The priority is for concrete initiatives and it is orientated towards current practices.
The wine cellars of German-speaking Switzerland open their doors from April 29 to May 1! 200 winegrowers from all over German-speaking Switzerland invite you to visit their vineyards and enjoy their wines.The year 2023 offers the perfect opportunity to get to know your own homeland a little better. The wineries offer wine tastings, cellar tours, vineyard tours and fine local specialties.
Spring open cellars
Come and discover the new vintage!
Vaud Wine tourism
Open Cellars Vaud 2023
On May 27th and 28th, 2023, the six wine regions of Vaud will once again vibrate in unison for the Caves Ouvertes Vaudoises! From Chablais to La Côte, passing through Lavaux, Côtes de l'Orbe, Bonvillars, and Vully, more than 200 winemakers are eagerly awaiting the public. The purchase of tickets online grants free use of public transportation on the Mobilis network, in addition to numerous free shuttles provided by the destinations. Upon presentation of the ticket on the event day, epicureans will receive a bracelet, a tasting glass, and a CHF 20 voucher to be redeemed for 6 bottles.As a flagship oenotouristic event of the Canton of Vaud, the festival offers beautiful moments of sharing between the public and winemakers! In unique natural settings, tastings are in full swing, with the opportunity to discover a multitude of wines. The king grape variety, Chasselas, holds a special place! Local products from the Vaud terroir are offered as accompaniment for gourmets.The atmospheres are suitable for all tastes, between family cellars, large houses, cooperatives, and terroir shops, while music and entertainment enliven the entire event.