Alpilles wines are produced on a rocky plateau in southern France around the small Alpilles mountain range. This region is among the most picturesque in France and has inspired artists like Cézanne and Van Gogh, and the small town Les Beaux de Provence, located in the area, has been recognized as one of the most beautiful towns in France.
Wine production in this are goes to Antiquity, and local wine production techniques and tradition have thus been perfected from one generation to another over centuries. Red, white and rosé wines are all produced under this Protected Geographic Indication wine label, with the largest variety being reds (78%), followed by rosés (19%) and white wines (3%). Syrach and Grenache are the main varieties of red wine grapes used here, followed by Carignan, Cinsaut, and Cabernet sauvignon.
The hot, dry summer and mild winters of this classic Mediterranean climate make for excellent winemaking conditions. The conditions also allow for a large number of producers to practice biodynamic and organic winemaking practices.