The Languedoc-Roussillon is the largest wine region of France and one of the largest in the world, and covers nearly 243 thousand hectares, from the Spanish border to the delta of the Rhone. The Languedoc Roussillon vineyards express a large diversity of wines and soils over 4 French administrative departments: Gard, Hérault, Aude, Pyrenees-Orientales. The hot and dry climate (the warmest in France!) offers a particularly suitable environment for wine-growing, although the extreme heat can be a problem with the wine-aging process that requires freshness and humidity. The Languedoc-Roussillon benefits from favorable weather conditions for the production of generous red wines and exceptional natural sweet wines (Banyuls, Rivesaltes …).


Figures to remember before your Languedoc-Roussillon wine tour

Surface area: 236 000 hectares of vineyards in the Languedoc and 7000 in Roussillon.

Production: 12 million hectoliters of wine produced annually of which about 15% are white wines and 85% red wines.

Outstanding Appellations:
27 appellations : Corbières, Saint-Chinian, Fitou, Pic-Saint-Loup, Banyuls, Rivesaltes, Collioure, …