Oenotourisme France - Découvrez en vidéo : le vignoble Sud Ardèche, entre vin et eau - Les Grappes

Discover in video: the South Ardèche vineyard, between wine and water

In the South Ardèche, the vines produce Côtes du Rhône, Côtes du Rhône villages and Côtes du Vivarais appellation wines. They benefit from varied terroirs and grandiose landscapes where water has its imprint. Starting with the Rhône, to the east. It has shaped hillsides and terraces that benefit not only the vineyards but also cyclists who can follow its course over several kilometres thanks to the ViaRhôna.

The passage of water has patiently sculpted the rock for 15,000 years. Cavities, avens and other caves have thus been formed, some of which are real wonders that can be visited. This limestone and mineral soil gives its identity to the Ardèche wines.

In the South, it is the river Ardèche which gives rhythm to the landscapes. It meanders for more than 22 km and gently rushes into gorges with wooded slopes of holm oaks and limestone cliffs. Here, it is the sportsmen who invest the place. The vines stay behind, and gild in the sun on limestone grounds.

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