Lirac, vineyard of the Gard and birthplace of Côtes du Rhône wines.
Nature and history have both granted Lirac’s plantations high status among the wines of the Côtes du Rhône.
The prestige of Lirac’s wines can be traced back to the 16th century, although there is plenty of evidence that vines were already planted during the Roman occupation.
In the 16th century, Lirac’s wines, whose quality was much appreciated, took the limelight on the tables of the era’s great royal courts, both in France and abroad. The wines were also highly rated by enlightened enthusiasts among the aristocracy and the haute bourgeoisie in Paris.