The Appellation


Saint-Chinian is situated to the north-west of Beziers, incorporating 20 villages with vineyards planted at an altitude of between 100-400 metres, across some 3,200 hectares. It attained AOP status in 1982 for its red and rosé.


In 2005, the communal appellation of Saint-Chinian Roquebrun was established – with tighter restrictions, requiring lower yields and longer maturation – for 400 hectares of vines in four villages, including Saint-Nazaire-de-Ladarez, in the foothills of the mountains surrounding the valley of the River Orb.