1950: VDQS Costières du Gard
(Vins Délimité de Qualité Supérieure)
The appellation includes 24 communes in Gard departement.
1986: AOC Costières du Gard
1989: AOC Costières de Nîmes
Aubord, Beaucaire, Beauvoisin, Bellegarde,
Bernis, Bezouce, Bouillargues, Cailar, Caissargues, Garons, Générac,
Jonquières-Saint-Vincent, Lédenon, Manduel, Meynes, Milhaud, Nîmes,
Redessan, Rodilhan, Saint-Gilles, Sernhac, Uchaud, Vauvert and Vestric-et-Candiac
Until 1998 the appellation was
considered a part of Languedoc, but in 1998 the syndicate asked for an
administrative removal and has since as appellation been a member of INTER
RHONE the organization which promotes the wines from THE RHONE VALLEY,
which means from appellations where Cotes du Rhone can be made and from
appellations surrounding Cotes du Rhone as Ventoux, Luberon and
Costières de Nîmes
The name Costières can't
be translated directly like Côte or Coteaux.
It is a name of a lieu-dit near Nîmes which is not of special
The logo of the appellation is a crocodile chained to
a palm. It's used as signs standing by the roads where you
have to turn to find a producer - very smart.
The logo was used by the Romans as a symbol of their colony in the
The brotherhood in the appellation has a bit long
de Boisson de la Stricte Observance des Costières de Nîmes.
Syndicat des vignerons des Costières de Nîmes
President has since 2018 been Bruno Manzone, Domaine Manzone
The highest point in Costières de Nimes (exept Nîmes) is Générac, the altitude here goes up to 144 m.
The most southern vineyards will be near sea level
Saint-Gilles which probably are the most interesting of the small
wine villages are situated arund 30 kilometers from the