Photographer's Note

Last week and part of this week I spent few days in south-west Switzerland, in French speaking Canton of Vaud. I’ll post few photos from this unique area. First from Vineyards of Yvorne. The village of Yvorne is in background.

Yvorne is a small village in the Swiss Canton of Vaud, located in the district of Aigle close to Geneva Lake.
This small village of Yvorne is very well known for its high quality vines. In 1584, Yvorne was almost completely buried by a landslide of gravel, sand and clay.

The village was later rebuilt on this rounded slope and vineyards were planted. This created the unique soil that gives the wine its mineral and flint aromas. Nestled on cliffs, its vineyards are protected from the cold wind and benefits from its location on a southern hillside. The gravel-infused, water-permeable soil warms the vines.

Yvorne is a wine apelation in western Switzerland, its catchment area covering the commune of the same name. The village of Yvorne is in one of the prime vineyard locations of this area: an impressive gently sloped, south-west-facing bank between Yvorne and Aigle.

Red wines made under the appellation are produced predominantly from Pinot Noir and Gamay, while the whites are based almost entirely on Chasselas. Small quantities of Pinot Gris, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc are also used in Yvorne wines.

Yvorne wine vaults are a real tradition when it comes to wine tasting in the village. Vine producers welcome wine lovers for vine tasting and of course also for buying.

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Additional Photos by Miro Susta (mirosu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1572 W: 0 N: 3418] (16313)
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