Positioned on the north shore of Lake Geneva Vaud is the second most prominent wine canton of Switzerland. Vaud can be further subdivided into four main areas, La Cote in the western part, Fechy and Mont-sur-Rolle in the centre, Vinzel, Perroy and Aubonne on each side make the place a prime most fascination. Being an extra ordinary place for production of wine it covers almost 80% of Chasselas grapes plantation. Chardonnay and Pinot Gris are also grown here. Red wines, made of Gamay are renowned specialty of the place. It is a popular region for many of Switzerland's largest negociants of this area.
The canton's most famous vineyard, the Dézaley is located at the Lavaux region, extending from Lausanne to Vevey-Montreux. Villeneuve's vineyard is positioned at the eastern part of the basin of the Lake of Geneva. The north of the canton of Vaud comes with the terms of origin of Bonvillars, Cotes de l'Orbe and Vully on the banks of the Lake of Neuchatel.
Vaud is that particular zone of Switzerland which distinguishes itself by its fresh and fruity white wines from the Chasselas grape. It Offers refinement and multiple flavors, a place mirrored great diversity of the region's soils. The canton of Vaud produces a quarter of the Swiss wines, bordered by the Jura to the west and the Alps to the east. Red wines from the Gamay and the Pinot Noir varieties are known for proving a quarter of the wine production of the place.
Today, Vaud provides two great vintages (Dézaley and Calamin) and 26 wines with the term d'origine controlee – AOC (controlled term of origin). These comprise of a large array of exquisite white wines made from the Chasselas grape and several excellent red wines.