is an IGP (Protected Geographic Indication) appellation that extends into four departments of the Languedoc-Roussillon region, all of which border the Mediterranean: Pyrénées-Orientales, Aude, Hérault, and Gard. Since 1987 the wines of Pays d'Oc
have been conquering international markets and making a name for themselves thanks to high-quality production and the excellent terroir.
The Pays d'Oc stretches from the abrupt slopes of the Pyrenees to the Mediterranean, spanning rolling hills, vineyards, and stretches of the famous local scrub known as garrigue. The vines thrive in this very dry Mediterranean climate with soft winds. The appellation covers about 88,000 hectares (217,453 acres) that allow an annual production of more than 5.5 million hectoliters of wine. In this vast zone, a handful of excellent producers stand out: Domaine d'Aigues Belles, Jean Luc Colombo, Domaine Laroche / Mas La Chevalière, and Domaine La Madura.
The blends found here are creative, and the packaging is innovative, in correlation with current tastes and lifestyles. Born under the sun of southern France, these varietal wines will seduce anyone looking for quality and character at reasonable prices. With over 33 varieties grown here, Pays d'Oc offers wines for every occasion. The reds are mainly Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Grenache Noir, Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir, Marselan, and Petit Verdot; the whites are primarily Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier, Grenache Blanc, Terret Blanc, Muscat Blanc à Petits Grains, Marsanne, and Vermentino.
More informations on the website of the wines of IGP Pays d'Oc