The vineyards of Lavaux offer one of the most famous panoramic views of Switzerland.
The Lavaux is a region in the canton of Vaud in Switzerland. The Lavaux consist of 830 hectares of terraced vineyards that stretches for about 30 km along the south-facing northern shores of Lake Geneva.
Since July 2007 the Lavaux has been one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
The stamp shows a view from the Lavaux vineyards towards the Dents du Midi.
Switzerland 1946, Château de Montagny (Lutry).
Switzerland 1953, Lac Léman (lake Geneva).
The picture of the stamp is identic to an old engraving. The point of view is from the "Hotel du Monde" in Grandvaux. The stamp shows the vineyards, the church of Cully, the bay and beach of Moratel, surrounded by poplar trees. In the background the Chablais Alps, seen from Grandvaux.
The picture, from the topographic point of view, does not correspond with the real view. The Dents du Midi cannot be seen from Grandvaux. The stamp shows the view with Dents du Midi, seen from Montreux, which is situated about 20 kilometres east of Grandvaux.
Switzerland 1973, Rieux, Lavaux vineyards.
The stamp was issued in the series "Definitives".
Switzerland 2011, Lake Geneva, Vaud Prealps and Chablais Alps from Saint Saphorin.
The magnificent panorama painted by Bernard Völlmy.
Japan 2014, Lavaux vineyards.
The stamp was issued in the series
¨150 Years Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between Switzerland and Japan¨