When you think of the South of France, sun, sea and holidays automatically spring to mind. The climate is famously mild, with an average of 2400 hours of sunshine per year in the Languedoc-Roussillon region. The region is fanned by sea breezes, with the relatively arid landscape basking in the sunshine beneath clear, blue skies. The numerous hills and the Pyrenees mountain range help offset the aridity and break up the heat waves that can strike the region. These gifts from nature are a boon for winemakers, making the Languedoc-Roussillon’s a land of extraordinary oenological potential which is home to the most diverse array of grape varieties in the world.The Romans recognised the potential of this unique terroir, producing vast amounts of wine here for export all over the empire.Honouring this prestigious heritage, significant efforts have been made to restructure the Languedoc over the last 30 years, and today the region has reaffirmed its position as a leading producer of quality wine, with internationally-renowned winegrowing and tourist facilities.