Exploring AOP Languedoc | Wine Enthusiast
AOP Languedoc is a prominent wine region located between the warm sun of the Mediterranean Sea and refreshing Atlantic winds. It boasts diverse terroir, a wide range of wines, and a distinctive southern French character. With more than 300 days of sunshine annually, it nurtures independent winemakers and growers.
Established in 2007, AOP Languedoc is the flagship appellation within the larger Languedoc wine region, covering 24,000 acres and encompassing 531 winemaking communities. Sustainability and biodiversity are core values, with the appellation aiming for 60% organic certification by 2028. Those who know this region are familiar with the “higher vibration” of its terroir — the unique and dynamic energy that characterizes AOP Languedoc’s diverse terrain, and winemakers’ special relationship with it. Innovation thrives in this region, driven by a young generation of dynamic winemakers from diverse backgrounds who respect and give back to the land.
AOP Languedoc wines come in red, white, and rosé varieties, made from 15 approved grape types. Its geography spans a 150-mile stretch from Nîmes to the Spanish border, bordered by the Mediterranean Sea and the Cévennes foothills. Notably, the United States has witnessed a 175% growth in AOP Languedoc wine exports in the past eight years, making it the top global export market for these wines.