Saint Chinian

Awarded AOC status in 1982 for the red and rose, and then 2005 for the white wine. Saint Chinian has been in operation since ancient times, being fully developed during the Roman period.

Today, there are around 20 villages producing red wines (along with a small quantity of rose) approximately 3,000 hectares of land to the north of Beziers, producing 105,000 hl of wine annually. The main grapes grown include, Bourboulenc, Carignan, Cinsault, Grenache Noir and Syrah.