Friday, 7 July 2017

Lavaux, Vineyard Terraces,Switzerland.

The Lavaux Vineyard Terraces, stretching for about 30 km along the south-facing northern shores of Lake Geneva from the Chateau de Chillon to the eastern outskirts of Lausanne in the Vaud region, cover the lower slopes of the mountainside between the villages and the lake. Although there is some evidence that vines were grown in the area in Roman times, the present vine terraces can be traced back to the 11th century, when Benedictine and Cistercian monasteries controlled the area. It is an outstanding example of a centuries-long interaction between people and their environment, developed to optimize local resources so as to produce a highly valued wine that has always been important to the economy.
Thank you Isabella for the scenic card with beautiful stamps.
Date of Inscription: 2007
Ref: 124
2017 Stamp-The 50th Anniversary of the Schilthorn-Piz Gloria Cable Car System.
2017 Stamp-The 200th Anniversay of Hergiswil Glass Craftsmanship.

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