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Côtes du Rhône Villages Chusclan
    
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The vineyard that produces Chusclan wines is on the right bank of the Rhône where the great river converges with the Cèze, across from the town of Orange.
Grapevines have been growing on the hillsides of Chusclan for many years. As early as the 16th century, Olivier de Serres praised the quality of the wine, thus justifying its general reputation, its well-established commerce, and the tradition of nominating brokers who are sworn under oath.
These wines were already well known in the time of Louis XIV. In the royal court, one could taste them with Darbousset's famous rabbit dish made famous in Paris by the maréchal de Grammont. The history of the wine of Chusclan is inseparable from that of the Côtes du Rhône. Let us simply say, to put things in perspective, that the author Julien, in an 1816 work that has long been the authority on the matter, placed Chusclan on the same level as Tavel and Lirac.

In 1939, a small group of wine-growers, led by Mr. Joseph Rivier, decided to create the wine cooperative known as the "cave des vignerons de Chusclan." The appellation of Côtes du Rhône Chusclan has been recognized since 1947.

The appellation Côtes du Rhône Chusclan, already sketched out in a legal demarcation by the Tribunal of Uzès, was definitively confirmed by a ministerial ruling in 1953.
In 1967, the wines of Chusclan became members of the great family of the Côtes du Rhône Villages that bear the name of the town. An intercommunal union of the appellation A.O.C. Côtes du Rhône Villages was founded on June 21, 1999. It groups together all the wine cooperatives and private wineries of Chusclan wine within the area of appellation -- a total of five cooperatives and seven private wineries. Click here to see them.
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 village or monument :: Cesar's Camp Site of Gicon Montfaucon Bagnols sur Ceze Saint Etienne des Sorts Chusclan Codolet Saint Paul les Fonts Saint Genies de Comolas Laudun-l'Ardoise Saint Laurent des Arbres Saint Victor la Coste Orsan Laudun-l'Ardoise