Lavaux Vinorama
Lavaux Vinorama
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10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
10:30 AM - 7:00 PM
About
Discovering Lavaux and its wines A UNIQUE PLACE In this space both welcoming and informative, Lavaux Vinorama is the center for the discovery of the wines and terraced vineyards of Lavaux, an area registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You can explore the cultural and sensorial aspects of wine and its origins. Its mission : to promote the values of this exceptional vineyard.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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restaurant71
Nyon, Switzerland117 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Couples
Designated World Heritage Site, the Lavaux Vinorama should be very much part of the UNESCO list. This is a unique place to discover the enormous variety of wines from the region's vineyards. Instead of stressing yourself (and your passengers) on the overcrowded highway, take the scenic route along the lake and stop at this roadside venue for a relaxing wine tasting experience. Make sure to ask the friendly (and knowledgeable) staff for advice so you have the opportunity to discover the unknown. There are over 200 different wines to chose from, or you can sample a glass from one of the "Selection of the Week" bottles.
Written September 25, 2018
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Abhinav K
Mumbai, India2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015 • Friends
I have been living in Switzerland for over 18 months now and the one thing missing in the service industry here is the interaction element. Alex and Louis at the Lauvaux Vinorama were such a pleasant exception to the norm that I can't wait to head back to the place. Me and my friend had a lovely evening of wine-tasting and conversations, where we were introduced to each wine that we tasted in the Expert package. We were served upon by both, Alex and Louis. Both ended up joining us for more drinks and smokes after their shift ended and it ended up becoming a delightful evening of great conversations and new friendships. We spent about 6.5 hours at the place and were sorry to leave. The wines are definitely worth the trip and being friendly really works at the place, as we found out. A must-stop during one's time in Vaud.
Written June 21, 2015
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bsueho
London, UK82 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015 • Couples
Nice way to spend an hour and a half/two hours. We did the Chasselas tasting - tasted three white wines and saw a short documentary film. The waiter was very friendly and the wine and nibbles were tasty. We also got 20% off with our Lausanne transport card.
Written June 20, 2015
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NOIDK
New York City, NY116 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014 • Friends
While visiting a local friend we were told we would visit Lavaux Vinorama. It is a fabulous winery beautifully situated overlooking Lac Leman (Lake Geneva) and adjacent to a magnificent waterfall. Upon entry, you are greeted with a cozy room stacked traditionally with a number of wonderful local wines. We had heard that the wine selection was outstanding (which it was) and we were posed for a wonderful wine tasting experience.

Indeed all was perfect until we were unlucky enough to encounter - Sandrine.

Seems Sandrine (not to be confused with Sandra) took an immediate dislike to something about our party (some of us were foreigners? Bad day? Who knows.) As always, we were polite even in the face of those who are not, and unfortunately, Ms Sandrine was on a roll.

Some of the highlights of our unfortunate time with her? Our friend had called ahead and was confirmed that a short film about the wine making process would be shown in English, it was not a problem. Well, for Sandrine, everything involving us was a problem. She refused to show the film at any time during our visit, blamed her co-worker for over booking, was unnecessarily aggressive with our friend which made us all uncomfortable, and we had to sit and wait for 15 minutes before another waiter (who was very kind) came over and explained the wine selection. It was obvious that they too were embarrassed, but not surprised, by the rudeness of their co-worker. Our friend, who had visited many times before with guests was mortified and kept apologizing for the rude behavior. Indeed, the Swiss are very gracious people and our treatment here was an aberration.

We decided against leaving and chose a selection of wines which came with tasty bread. All in all, it is a beautiful place, with excellent wine, and very nice selection, all of which was sadly diminished by a surley employee.

We can't highly recommend a place where a staffer feels emboldened to act so rudely to guests during a once in a lifetime experience. So, our advice? Go for the wine. Avoid Sandrine.
Written July 23, 2014
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melzach03
Singapore, Singapore91 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
We booked the Lavaux Vinorama wine tour on 27 Nov at 11am (another timing at 3pm) which combines wine tasting with a short movie with a walk up the vineyard terraces. We took train from Montreux to Rivaz (15 mins) and walk for 10 minutes to Lavaux Vinorama. We started with wine tasting of 3 different white wines (which is the specialty in Lavaux) with some bread and cheese/sesame sticks. Very nice white wines. Then followed with a short interesting movie about wine making (the movie is an award winning).

Then we started the vineyard tours. We went up the terraces of the UNESCO World Heritage site which has amazing views to the lake and surrounding mountain. As there are only us (family of 4), it's kind of a private tour. Our tour guide, Jaap, is excellent and has great knowledge about the region. He told us about the history of Lavaux and how the wine makers do their work and a lot of other interesting details. Even our 16 and 13 years old find the story interesting and listen to his explanation. The walk up was quite steep but all were stairs. The views totally worth the effort to walk up!

We then reach the Rivas town and houses which are predominantly wine makers and Jaap continue to tell us stories. We went to one of the wine maker house who also become the place for them to make wine. We had another wine tasting there, 1 red and 1 white. Then Jaap explained to use the process to make the wines. Very good education for us and give us a better appreciation of wine making.

We then went back to Vinorama and bought a few bottle of wines. The price is very reasonable and so much worth it as we understand that Lavaux wines are not exported hence they are not made in mass production. The price for the wine tour (CHF 49 per person, children under 16 free) is also very reasonable for the experience and wine tasting that we had. Very much recommended!
Written December 12, 2019
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Sophie S
90 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
If you want to taste wine, and need someplace reliable, this is it.

I did the hike from Lutry to St. Saphorin, and this place is close to the end, which is perfect to ending the hike.

I would have preferred to take a few stops along the road (I passed many little places), but I was hiking morning/early afternoon in October, so nothing was open. A lot of the places have odd opening times, mostly after 17:00 for an hour or two, it seemed. But I needed a place that I knew would be open, and the Vinorama was it.

They have several packages for trying wine, and I was able to try five wines for 22 CHF or 35 CHF (I can't remember the right price, but either way, not bad for Swiss prices). I was given bread too. The staff was kind and showed me where each wine was from on a map.

They didn't change my glass between white wines, which bugged me a little. But I really couldn't complain. It's a decent place to get some wine at the end of the hike, for a decent price.
Written October 27, 2019
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Lukas W
Toronto, Ontario, Canada48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Family
A fantastic experience to taste the most exquisite wines of the Lavaux region. Melanie was very nice as she guided us through the different reds and whites of the region. Highly recommend to hike to this point, in order to see the best views of the lake.
Written August 10, 2016
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AdamSwanML
Bury St. Edmunds, UK109 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2020
An extensive selection, exhibiting the best of Lavaux, the team here are educated and passionate and consistently willing to recommend what is best to taste and in what order! the Platters of local meat and saucisson rounded this out into an entire afternoon rather than just a stop. A dangerously interesting place.
Written May 23, 2020
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Chris P
Troy436 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
We have been through the world tasting wine so we have high expectations, unfortunately we were disappointed with this experience. The site offers wine from all around the region with the selections changing regularly which is good. We prefer bigger bold red wines; few could meet our needs which is fine it is all about learning about this region and seeing if there is anything we like. This was the positive aspect of the stop.

The negative was the inattentive annoyed staff, there were only 4 other people there during our stop so they weren’t busy they just didn’t really want to help us. It took 10 minutes for them to come over to ask what tasting we wanted. It was disappointing after our 3 tasting we done and left unimpressed and can’t recommend stopping here.
Written September 8, 2019
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Janev_Australia
Sydney, Australia869 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Couples
We visited the Lavaux Vinorama as part of a hike from Lutry to Vevey, through the vineyards of Lavaux.

Our hike was on a Thursday during the day... disappointingly no caves along the route appeared to be open so we welcomed the opportunity to try local wines.

We opted for the 'experts' sample of 3 whites and 2 reds. We enjoyed the Chasseles from Montreux the best but all the wines were well made and interesting. The aged cheese and saucission were very very good. Our server explained a little about each wine and matched the selection to our tastes. She knew the wines... and was very helpful and pleasant. We bought two of the wines we enjoyed to take home.

The Vinorama, being very tourist orientated, is expensive. Despite this we really enjoyed our stop here. Well worth a visit.
Written August 8, 2019
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