Wednesday, November 17, 2010

DARDAGNY, A PLACE WHERE WINE & BEAUTY MEET

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In my photography post last week I talked about a little village called Russin which is situated in the largest wine-growing area in the Canton Geneva. Well once we had walked around it's streets, admired the pretty country houses and eaten our cold mini pizzas, we decided to hike (3kms one way - plan here) through the vineyards in the direction of another quaint yet slightly bigger place called Dardagny...

So, we strolled along a sinewy hill that led us down into a valley where the river Allondon flows peacefully towards the Rhône, went up a hill covered with steep fiery-red vineyards and headed for the idyllic Dardagny (pictures 4,5 & 6).

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Dardagny 4.2 bis

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Dardagny is not only a village, but also a commune which is situated on a tiny hill at 495m above sea level and has about 1316 inhabitants. There, the vineyards are spread on harsh slopes, many different types of cereals grow on the plateaus and vast hardwoods spread till the foot of the Jura mountains.

One thing that is striking upon arriving in Dardagny is the amount of private wine cellars where you have the opportunity to buy and sample the local pruducts. Everywhere you turn your head there's either one cavern on your left or right! The wine tradition is so big in the region and many very good wines are produced there (Reds: Gamay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Gamaret, Zinfandel & Garanoir, all oaked or unoaked/Whites: Chasselas, Aligoté, Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Blanc & Viognier). After all Geneva is a canton that has about hundred wineries producing a range of high-quality wines (8-12 million litres of wine annually)...

Visit Robert's blog ("Lamiacucina", in German). He reviews some wine from Dardagny.

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Dardagny 5.1 bis

53 comments:

  1. Absolutely lovely Rosa. Dardagny would be a fabulous place to live.
    Sam

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  2. Beautiful pictures!! Love your blog.

    happensafterfive.wordpress.com

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  3. Fabulous! Nice wines and nice places bring us to heaven! And so do your magnificient pictures

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  4. Wow, how wonderful, Rosa. :-) I love that grassy road reaching up to the mountain. I would have to walk it like you did. :-)

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  5. What a lovely place Rosa! Your pics are gorgeous!

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  6. Seems to be the perfect place for my wine loving self! ;-) Beautiful pictures!

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  7. I am in love with everything about this place.

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  8. just what I've missed: the pictures to my winebottles from Dardagny !

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  9. I remember seeing a lot of vineyards when we came to Switzerland. I wish I could visit it again.

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  10. Toujours un plaisir de visiter avec toi..
    Bises. Marina

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  11. Oh my, what a beautiful area and gorgeous photos! Isn't fall just amazing
    xo Eva

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  12. De jolies photos, un plaisir nouveau à chaque fois !
    Bisous

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  13. Gorgeous photos of a gorgeous place. I love seeing your photos.

    Paz xoox

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  14. Beautiful place.
    Sorry for the note but your post reads:"So, we strolled alomg"
    Have a great week ♥

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  15. oh Rosa, I am a fan of your photography! Pictures are just stunning.

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  16. What a lovely, worthwhile destination for a walk.

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  17. It must be wonderful going for walks in places like that with the snow on the mountains around. The private wine cellars sound amazing too. As always, your photos are a joy.

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  18. Je suis toujours en admiration devant tes z'images ma belle Rosa. Merci pour ces partages xx

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  19. It must be a nice place to retire!

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  20. C'est toujours un immense plaisir pour moi de voir tes belles photos ma chère Rosa. Merci:)

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  21. Beautifully capture Rosa. Your photographs say it all.

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  22. Your pictures are so beautiful. I love looking at them.

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  23. Just beautiful Rosa. Looking at these pictures makes me feel like I've gone on vacation. I feel refreshed and inspired :) thank you!
    Heidi xo

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  24. stunning captures..very beautiful place!

    US Masala

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  25. I wish I had that wine sign for my front door. ;)

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  26. Tes photos soulèvent toujours ma nostalgie. Il y a bien longtemps maintenant que je ne suis pas allée dans ce coin.

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  27. Merci Rosas pour ces jolies photos.

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  28. girl, i'm officially moving to your homeland! You make it sexy, lovely and make me want to frolick all through out! :) hugs!

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  29. Contrairement a Mamina, tes photos de cette region que j'aime me mettent toujours le sourire aux levres.

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  30. This place is absolutely beauty, I love the pictures ! gloria

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  31. What a lovely place to visit! I'd love to stroll the street and sample lots of wine.

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  32. These are the perfect landscapes to promanade through. More walking for me would equal less guilt to enjoy more dessert ;o) LOL

    Exquisite photography Rosa...it's like being right there by your side.

    Ciao for now,
    Claudia

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  33. Beautiful village, Rosa. Have I ever told you that I want your life (smile)? Or to at least with there-that might be more practical;)

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  34. Hi Rosa, What a Beautiful blog! Your pics are beyond stunning.Gorgeous scenery!

    Cheers, Aldy :)

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  35. If I could walk along these paths and gaze upon these vistas, I would walk all day! Stunning images. Rosa.

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  36. très joli endroit que je decouvre la au travers de tes jolies photos

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  37. Love this! And your blog, love it too. ;-)

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  38. Your posts take me on wonderful journeys & I love that! The idea of those private wine cellars everywhere sounds like a true indulgence. Gorgeous photography.

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  39. Charming photos, Rosa! I love the one with flower-laden balcony. You have such an artistic eye. Sounds like a lovely area to visit..wine country is such a delight.

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  40. Wow, beautiful views and good wine, what could be better!

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  41. Beautiful shots, felt like a mini staycation perusing them!

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  42. What a charming village, and breathtaking vistas!
    Oh, I could live there.

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  43. MARK: Thanks for passing by and for the kind comment!

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  44. Une jolie visite..
    J'adore tes photos et en particulier celle avec le monument blanc et la porte marron! :)
    Bise & Bonne soirée

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  45. Absolutely stunning pics u have here!!
    Very beautiful!!

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  46. Thanks for sharing the beautiful wine tour!

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  47. Bliss, looks simply amazing, what a wonderful way to while away an afternoon. So relaxing and so beautiful.

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