Vaud, Switzerland's second most important wine Canton, is where Chasselas, the French outcast grape, seems to have found ideal conditions; chalky limestone soils, underlying alkaline earth, and a nurturing climate. It is in Vaud that the finest Chasselas wines are found, including the prestigious Dézaley.
Although the Chasselas grape accounts for over 80% of plantings, you will also find Pinot noir, Gamay, a humbled Chardonnay, and Pinot gris.
The Vaud wine region is distributed across three wine sub-regions: Chablais, La Côte, and Lavaux*. Here, the steeply terraced vineyards plunge from hillside villages right to the edge of Lake Geneva, stretching from the north shores of Lake Geneva to the Rhône Valley.
*Lavaux is the home of Dézaley.