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Canton with capital of the same name in the French-speaking part of Switzerland near the border with France. The viticulture is documented from the year 998. The winegrowing area belongs to the so-called Three Lakes Region (see there). The vineyards cover 605 hectares of vines, mostly on Lâc de Neuchâtel (Lake Neuchâtel), as well as Lac de Bienne (Lake Biel) with a small part of the north-western shore in the canton of Neuchâtel and most of it in the canton of Bern. They lie in a 40 kilometre long band between the two municipalities of Le Landeron and Vaumarcus on mostly calcareous soil on southern slopes on the foothills of the Jura

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