The mouth of the Rhône valley, with its picturesque villages and the famous city of Avignon, is an area rich in history that leaves no traveller indifferent. The famous Châteauneuf-du-Pape appellation is surrounded by a series of villages populated by a growing group of ambitious winemakers surround. The soil diversity, different climatic conditions and the many grape varieties all contribute to making the Rhône a rich and varied region whose wines are well defined by their appellations.
With an annual rainfall that hovers around 60 cm, drought is the main challenge in the Southern Rhône’s Mediterranean climate. The mistral, blowing from the north to the Mediterranean, brings with it large temperature variations. The most common grape varieties are Grenache, Syrah, Carignan, Cinsault and Mourvèdre.