Cévennes - Languedoc Wines

Cévennes Gorgés de Nature

Cave coopérative
1, route de la Plaine - 30140 Massillargues-Atuech
06 59 13 39 09

This area is located in the northern part of the Gard department, partly within a national park. One of its defining features is the distinctive, extremely well-kept terraces for which the Cévennes are famous. The PGI takes its name from the Cévennes mountain range, the most southerly foothills of the Massif Central. For a long time, it was a protestant stronghold and France’s largest temples are situated in Saint Hippolyte du Fort and Anduze. Grown mainly on limestone soils, the vineyards cover undulating landscapes, shaped by rivers and their fearsome floods, where they grow alongside orchards, olive groves and cereal crops. The Cévennes are a very popular destination for rural tourism and people who love walking, horse-riding or water activities. It has a long-standing reputation for its clean, cool bathing water. Alongside its rich natural heritage, including the Cévennes national park which was declared a Unesco Biosphere Reserve, the area is teeming with cultural initiatives like the National Circus Centre in Alès, a documentary film festival in Lassalle and the Transes Musicales in Sumène. All these attractions have enabled wine growers in the Cévennes PGI to develop cellar door sales in conjunction with other clearly identified local products, such as the famous Cévennes sweet onion. 

60 000 hl 

11 Co-operative wineries 

68 Independent wineries