Languedoc-Rousillon is the biggest wine growing region in the world, responsible for more than a third of France’s total wine production. The Mediterranean climate of the region ensures that a wide variety of grapes can be grown. This has perhaps enhanced the regions reputation as a mass producer, but recent outside investment and an increased focus on quality has led to a reduction in surplus wine production and subsequent commercial success.

Investment in quality has helped Languedoc shed its, possibly undeserved, reputation as an area producing Vin de Merde and emerge as a young, exciting, and, perhaps most importantly, affordable wine growing region.