Greek colonists planted first Muscat vines in Beaumes around 600BC. From 1309 onwards, Pope Clement V and the Papal Treasury owned Muscat-producing facilities.

This fortified wine has a worldwide reputation, but it has nevertheless faced extinction several times throughout its history. It owes its resurgence to its terroir – protected by the Dentelles de Montmirail, and suitable for the cultivation of Muscat, the grape of choice – as well as to the hard work of its winemakers.

Today, the winemakers monitor the quality of their wines with a jealous eye, combining their know-how with the latest technology to ensure their place in the future. Planted on narrow terraces, known as «restanques» or «faysses», and supported by walls, the Muscat vines have shaped the region’s landscape..

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