The grape varieties in Provence are: Cinsault, Mourvèdre, Grenache, Tibouren and Crignan. The following grapes are used for the white wine: clairette, ugni blanc, rolle and sémillion. Viticulture in Provence covers approximately 29,000 hectares. The area produces 1.4 million hectoliters annually.
Provence may be called the oldest wine region in France. The area is ideal because of the slopes and different soil types. Of course the sun also plays a very important role.