July 1977


It was now the turn of Vaud winemakers to call Franz Weber for help. A line of 270 meters of buildings, 18 meters high, threatened to disfigure Aran-Villette, at the edge of Lake Leman and destroy its best vineyards.

Weber created the movement “Sauver Lavaux” (Save Lavaux) and the rest is history: The Lavaux vineyards are classified and registered since 2007 as UNESCO World Heritage. Thanks to Franz Weber!

Photo: Thanks to Franz Weber’s fight, the wine region of Lavaux was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007.