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Rive Droite
Rive Droite
Route 103, Meyrin–Meyrin
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Rhone Route
Rhone Route
Stage 8, Genève–Genève (Chancy)
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Genève–Satigny
Genève–Satigny
Route 102, Genève–Satigny
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Route du Vignoble genevois
Route du Vignoble genevois
Route 172, La Plaine, gare–P+R Bernex–La Plaine, gare
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Satigny
Geneva's vineyards

Geneva's vineyards

A thousand-year-old tradition. With its 1,400 hectares of vineyards and its 13.5 million litres of wine produced every year, Geneva is the third largest wine-producing canton in Switzerland.
Nestled between the crests of the Jura and the steep slopes of the Salève, Geneva's vineyards are divided into three distinct areas:

1. The right bank of the lake (790 hectares) which includes the Mandement with Satigny, Switzerland's largest wine-producing municipality, and the vineyards of Céligny and Collex-Bossy.

2. The area between the Arve river and the Rhone river (270 hectares) includes the vineyards of Bernex, Lully, Confignon, Soral and Laconnex.

3. The left bank of the lake (283 hectares) stretches from Cologny to Hermance.

The presence of vineyards in Geneva goes back to the Roman era. The vintners were prompt to spot the sandy, clayey soil, the microclimate, the gentle and well-exposed slopes. The wines of Geneva have had a number of enthusiasts throughout history: Calvin, Rousseau, Byron, Henry Dunant and many more.

These high-quality wines are the result of daily efforts and of an unmatched "savoir-faire". In 1988, they were awarded the AOC - Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée. Today at the vanguard of Swiss wines, the wines of Geneva offer their richness, their subtle flavours and their harmonious hues.
A thousand-year-old tradition. With its 1,400 hectares of vineyards and its 13.5 million litres of wine produced every year, Geneva is the third largest wine-producing canton in Switzerland.
Nestled between the crests of the Jura and the steep slopes of the Salève, Geneva's vineyards are divided into three distinct areas:

1. The right bank of the lake (790 hectares) which includes the Mandement with Satigny, Switzerland's largest wine-producing municipality, and the vineyards of Céligny and Collex-Bossy.

2. The area between the Arve river and the Rhone river (270 hectares) includes the vineyards of Bernex, Lully, Confignon, Soral and Laconnex.

3. The left bank of the lake (283 hectares) stretches from Cologny to Hermance.

The presence of vineyards in Geneva goes back to the Roman era. The vintners were prompt to spot the sandy, clayey soil, the microclimate, the gentle and well-exposed slopes. The wines of Geneva have had a number of enthusiasts throughout history: Calvin, Rousseau, Byron, Henry Dunant and many more.

These high-quality wines are the result of daily efforts and of an unmatched "savoir-faire". In 1988, they were awarded the AOC - Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée. Today at the vanguard of Swiss wines, the wines of Geneva offer their richness, their subtle flavours and their harmonious hues.

Geneva's vineyards

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Genève Tourisme
Rue du Mont-Blanc 18
1211 Genève
Tel. +41 (0)22 909 70 00
info@geneve-tourisme,ch
www.geneve-tourisme.ch

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Hiking in the surroundings

Rive Droite
Rive Droite
Route 103, Meyrin–Meyrin
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Cycling in the surroundings

Rhone Route
Rhone Route
Stage 8, Genève–Genève (Chancy)
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Genève–Satigny
Genève–Satigny
Route 102, Genève–Satigny
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Route du Vignoble genevois
Route du Vignoble genevois
Route 172, La Plaine, gare–P+R Bernex–La Plaine, gare
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