From the Garonne river to the Lot valley, from Basque country to Toulouse, the southwest is a patchwork of different regions faraway from each other, united by an Atlantic-influenced climate, offering all wine styles: dry white Gaillac, sweet Monbazillac, chunky red Cahors...

The Comité Interprofessionnel des Vins du Sud-Ouest website (the regional body):

Grower’s blog

Between Rodez and Aurillac, ‘Rouergue’ country

‘Vins d'Entraygues et du Fel’ – ‘Vins d'Estaing’ - Marcillac


Gaillac and Albi

Gaillac Wine Route

Cahors, ‘Quercy’ country

AOC Cahors


From Toulouse to Buzet - Lomagne country

AOC Côtes du Frontonnais (the Négrette variety)


AOVDQS ‘Vins de Lavilledieu’

The Agen area

Côtes de Brulhois


Between Bergerac and Marmande - Bergerac country

The Conseil Interprofessionnel des Vins de la région de Bergerac (regional trade body) website, which groups these appellation areas together

  • Bergerac

  • Pécharmant

  • Rosette

  • Haut-Montravel

  • Côtes de Montravel

  • Montravel

  • Saussignac

  • Monbazillac

The Marmande area

Côtes du Marmandais

Côtes de Duras

From Tarbes to Mont-de-Marsan, Chalosse country

Côtes de Saint-Mont in the Gers department


Madiran shaped by the Tannat variety (the same one you’ll find in Uruguay, where it was taken by a Basque emigré)

Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh


Gascony has created a clear image around ‘Floc de Gascogne’ (local aperitif), Armagnac (the region’s famous brandy) and Côtes-de-Gascogne wines, which all have these varieties in common: Baco, Colombard, Ugni blanc, Gros and Petit Manseng.

From Pau to Biarritz, Béarn and Basque country

Béarn Bellocq

Irouléguy (Etienne Brana), well placed to quench the thirst of St. James of Santiago’s pilgrims, just like Madiran.

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