We know that, from the 13th century yet, grapes were cultivated and transformed into wine by
the cistercian monks. Since then, vine-growing never stopped from existing on the island and
has even reached the 2000 hectares in 1950.
Since then, the Vignerons de l'Ile de Ré (...)
The Ile de Ré stems from various sedimentary deposits. This is why the soil here is chalky and sandy. The climate is temperate, with a high rate of sunshine and a pretty low rainfall. Wind can be strong, but it’s hot and the temperatures are usually mild, mainly thanks to the Gulf Stream. (...)THE CELLAR | FUNCTIONING