Through the Vineyards From Luins to Bursins and Back

Departure point across the road from the Chateau de Luins

This region is known for white wines, in particular its wonderful Chasselas.

It's early May, and the grape buds are just starting to form.

Everywhere there are bright purple clusters of clover at the base of the vines.

Tools of the wine grower's trade.

Old vines ...

.. and new.

Château La Bâtie at the top of Vinzel - a 10 hectare estate known for its award-winning Chasselas whites.

Looking towards Bursins

The elegant wine making estate connected with the Chateau de Rosey in Bursins is very worth a visit.

Returning towards Luins through the courtyard of the Chateau de Vinzel. Open for tastings by appointment or on Saturday mornings between 10:30 and 12. Check the website for details.

Exiting the Chateau de Vinzel courtyard towards Luins

Each year on the first weekend in November, the winemakers of the region host a wonderful Open Cellar event. Our video below.

Many places to sit, admire the views and just think

The picturesque Eglise de Luins dominates the town. The church is dedicated to St. Pierre.

Wind up your walk watching the French alps turn pink at sunset.

An easy 4 km walk with a duration of just a little over an hour.