Switzerland: Ollon Wine Fair 2013, Photo Essay

Switzerland: Ollon Wine Fair, September 7-8, 2013

by Jonell Galloway

Balades dans le vignoble / Strolls through the Vineyards

The winemakers of Ollon in the canton of Vaud organize “Balades dans le Vignoble,” or strolls through the vineyards, every second weekend in September. You stroll through the vineyards and taste some hundred different wines from the vineyards of Ollon. It is possible to eat at numerous vineyards as well as in the restaurants and bistros in the village.

There are various means of transport, including:

  • Buses: two vintage buses as well as contemporary mini-buses to take you from one winemaker to another.
  • Mini-trains: trips through the vines.
  • Nostalgic vintage cars and sidecars: Vintage Citroën 2 CVs (see photos) and motorcycles with sidecars take visitors from one vineyard to another
  • Other transport: It is possible to walk the scenic mountain paths through the vineyards and from one vineyard to another.

Click here for details of the event: dépliant_2012.pdf (2 Mb).

Here are my photos from the 2012 wine tasting fair. Click the photos you like to enlarge them.

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