In addition to the Moulin de Sévery, its walnuts and its Huile de noix AOP, other gourmet pleasures are waiting for you in the Morges district. You can find wines, cheeses, beers, fruit and vegetables, cereals and legumes, or even sweets in the four corners of the district, along a “slow” journey peppered with beautiful encounters.
The vineyards of La Côte AOC represent more than half of the wine-growing area of the canton of Vaud. A total of 12 production sites make a wide variety of wines of all colours, including Chasselas, Chardonnay, Pinot gris, Sauvignon Blanc, Doral, Pinot Noir, Gamay, Gamaret and Garanoir.
These quality wines can be enjoyed in the restaurants of the region or directly at the winemakers… after a visit to the cellar, of course!
Servagnin: specialty of Morges
Servagnin is the first Pinot Noir cultivated in Switzerland, more precisely in the district of Morges. Particularly satisfied with the welcome received in the region, Duchess Marie of Bourgogne offered some plants of her favorite grape variety: Servagnin, an old variety of Pinot Noir.
Today, more than 15 wine growers cultivate it under this appellation (only between Morges and Saint-Prex). This vintage is the result of a tasting and a strict control of the production standards. The Servagnin of the district of Morges has been prized many times over.
The Office de promotion des Vins Vaudois presents a nice portrait of the different grape varieties to be tasted on La Côte and in the canton of Vaud. A wide range of aromas awaits you in the region!
Cereals and legumes
Dicifood offers a range of seeds, cereals, and legumes, produced in large part in the Pied du Jura. They are 100% made in Vaud. The Dicifood plantations diversify with the seasons and bring out products that were no longer, or just barely cultivated in our region. Each year, new crops are born.
This company was founded in 2018 thanks to the meeting of Julien Bugnon, a farmer, and Philippe Michiels, a consultant in the food industry. It is from their common passion for local products and respect for their quality that their mutual project was born. Julien wishes to develop new crops in line with the current demand and thus revive forgotten cultivars. With Dicifood, he develops innovative crops for the region while respecting the specifications of IP-Suisse.
Dicifood‘s green lentils are particularly well suited to making a Dahl. A delicious and comforting dish!
Products from here
Lentils, quinoa, bulgur, polenta, corn, sunflower seeds, flax seeds and much more… from right here! Dicifood has a rich palette of flavours from the Vaud region. Discover (and taste) without further delay!
Fruits and vegetables
The vast expanses of fields beautify the region’s landscape, but above all they allow for the cultivation of excellent quality fruits and vegetables.
Several domains open their doors to the curious who want to see this universe up close!
Le Petit Sécheron, in Lully, offers several activities for adults but also camps on the farm for the little ones. The orchards and fields of the Domaine Jobin allow the elaboration of various products, on the side of Echichens. It is possible to discover the domain by booking in advance!
Let yourself be seduced by a visit to the farm! With Destination Terroir, a wide range of activities are available to you to discover the region and its exceptional terroir. Choose and book now!
Do you have a sweet tooth? You’ve come to the right place. Whether you prefer pastries, ice cream or chocolate, you will certainly be delighted by the creations of the region’s bakers and confectioners – be it in La Sarraz, L’Isle, Saint-Prex or Morges.
All these artisans can be found on the Morges Région Tourisme website.
Here are two examples of regional specialties that you must try during a trip to the area!
Hot chocolate with donkey milk
Donkey milk hot chocolate is the first Swiss hot chocolate made with donkey milk. It was born in 2016 from the collaboration between master chocolatier Gérard Fornerod and Pierluigi Christophe Orunesu. Looking for a sustainable product, the duo decided to collect donkey milk for its originality and benefits. This nectar is sure to hypnotize the taste buds of young and old alike at the Confiserie Fornerod.
Maison Galatà arrived in La Sarraz at the beginning of 2020. It is Sandrine Franchini-Guichard, entrepreneur and founder, who created homemade madeleines for all food lovers, even those intolerant to gluten and lactose. This creator uses high quality raw ingredients, and sources them locally as much as possible. Among them are the poppy and buckwheat of Cottens or the walnuts and hazelnuts of the Moulin de Sévery.
Don’t miss the madeleine tasting held at the workshop in La Sarraz.
Craft beers and ciders
There are many craft breweries in Switzerland. The Morges region is also lucky enough to have one!
The Brasserie de Couvaloup is born in 2015 and it is in March 2016 that the first production is launched with Yves and Sylviane Muller. On March 1st, 2020, the company was taken over by Alexander Rockinger, who has maintained the feel and values of the place. The brewery creates its beverages with a concern for quality using water from the springs of the village of Apples. All this with carefully selected ingredients without cutting corners.
For a few years now, a sparkling elixir has been added to the region’s beverage offer: cider. From sweet apples, which are particularly well adapted to the Vaud region, several ciders are elaborated. At the Domaine Jobin, in Echichens, this 100% natural “juice of paradise” gives a real boost! Near Morges, the Union fruitière lémanique, the Pré Martin farm and the Domaine de Marcelin have joined forces to offer the delicious “Cidre de Marcelin”.
Here’s some great news: by booking in advance, you can take a tour of the craft brewery’s world… and finish it off with a tasting.
By train to the Domaine Jobin
The sweet world of the apple is also open to you. To learn more about this delicious fruit and its many derivatives, climb aboard the emblematic red train of Morges Région Tourisme and head for the Domaine Jobin for a guided tour… and the tasting of various products, of course!
The mountain pastures of the region allow the elaboration of tempting cheese products, to be discovered in different places.
The Laiterie-fromagerie Kämpf has been in existence for over 100 years, first in Cottens and then in Bière. Gruyère AOP is made here according to tradition. The Chalet d’alpage du Pré de Bière has both a store and a demonstration cheese dairy. Ideal to discover the world of cheese making while admiring the magnificent landscapes in altitude!
The Fromagerie gourmande de Montricher highlights local products, especially cheeses, through a demonstration area, which allows you to observe the making and maturing of the cheeses, and a restaurant area, where you can taste them.
The Laiterie-fromagerie Jacques Dufaux has been in existence for over forty years. Jacques-Alain took over the reins in 1988 and is a specialist in the maturing of his cheeses. This enthusiast offers about a hundred cheeses, mainly from Switzerland and the Canton of Vaud. His own creations are the cherry on this gourmet cake.
Audrey Hepburn, the Hollywood star, lived for 30 years in Tolochenaz, near Morges, where she still rests today. Her daily life was marked (among other things!) by visits to the local shops: Morges market, Dumas grocery store… and the laiterie-fromagerie Dufaux.