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History

 

The Romans, travelling up the Rhone, planted vineyards and the area became the forefront of commercial wine production thanks to the Roman impetus. However, the collapse of the Roman Empire dealt a blow to the development of the vineyards, they were suddenly deprived of trade outlets, except for the vineyards near the Mediterranean ports and the vineyards of the northern Rhône, which supplied Lyon. In the Middle Ages, the Churches influence rebooted wine production.

Since their establishment in Avignon the Popes, amateurs of wines from the region, worked towards the planting of a large vineyard region around Avignon up to Saint-Gély. From the Avignon Popes to the birth of the Côtes du Rhône wines.

The Gard Provençal's winters are warm and dry, its spring months warm and wet, whilst very hot and dry summers precede warm rainy autumns. In addition the very strong Mistral wind keeps the vineyards healthy by blowing away any risks of disease, thereby providing particularly suitable conditions for the production of quality wines.

It is October 25th, 1924 by the will of 47 wine growers that been born the cellar.

Our name : 16 & 20 Cèze (River) et le Vin (Wine).