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The sky is bright over Lavaux; it is the region of Switzerland with the mildest average temperatures. The sun shines 1,800 hours per year.

Lake Geneva, a formidable thermal reservoir, protects the site, as do the steep slopes against which the vines lean, sheltered from strong gusts of wind.  Fog is rare and the rainfall reasonable.

This is the perfect combination of conditions necessary to create good wine:  temperature, sunshine, and precipitation.  When they are dosed subtly, and harmoniously married together, truly great wines are created.