Vaud - La CôteLa Côte is the stretch of the northern shores of Lake Geneva, nestling between the city of Geneva in the west, the suburbs of Lausanne to the east, and the Jura mountains to the north. This is a charming region, with neat villages, stunning castles, and the ever-present expanse of Lake Geneva.
La Côte is the largest winegrowing region in the Canton de Vaud, and is principally white wine country. Chasselas is grown extensively here, producing a soft dry wine, with a hint of carbon dioxide giving it a most refreshing character, although there are also some good red wines made.
La Côte is divided into three sub-zones; Nyon-Begins to the west, Morges to the east, and between the two, in the heart of La Côte villages such as Luins, Vinzel, Bursinel, Coteau de Vincy, Tartegnin, Mont-sur-Rolle, Féchy, Perroy, and Aubonne.
For the tourist, La Côte is within easy reach of the cities of Geneva and Lausanne, and makes an ideal excursion from either, with myriad country lanes, lovely villages, restaurants and wine cellars to explore.