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Things to do in the Languedoc:   Drinking Wine and Making Wines:   Statistics

The Languedoc-Roussillon is the largest vine growing area in the world, as it has been ever since ancient times.

Stretching from the River Rhône to the Pyrenees ( The Name in Occitan. Click here to find out more about occitan.  Pirenčus,  The Name in Catalan Pirineus,  The Name in French Pyrénées), the wine region is several times bigger than, for example, Bordeaux or the wine growing region of Australia.

The Languedoc-Roussillon region covers 27,400 square kms and five departments:

Some 160,000 hectares (400,000 acres) are planted with vines, which produce over 2 billion (2,000,000,000) bottles each year. Around 70,000 hectares (173,000 acres) produce AOC Wines . though by volume than 25% of production is AOC compared to 50% vin de pays and moe than 25% vin de table.

50,000 growers either bottle their own wine or send it to one of the 400 co-ops, which account for 70% of the regional production.There are 2,800 private wineries.



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