Vestiges from a gallo-roman villa from
2nd century is the oldest evidence of wine growing in
1636: Land register tells about wine growing of a certain scale.
1716: Administrative archives tell about local wine "cru
1902: A Syndicate of wine growers is founded.
1926: Rules for the local wines are created as the first step of
being an appellation, The local wine growers syndicate with Aimé
Roudil as présiden was adviced by Baron Le Roy from (Chateau Fortia) in Chateauneuf du Pape.
1936: AOC Tavel is among the earliest established appellations in
and Pierre Le Roy (1890-1967)
des Charges Rules for the appellation
Tavel Rosé can only be made from vineyards in Tavel commune - and
some parcels in Roquemaure.
The potential area in the appellation is 960 ha.
Primary varieties: Bourboulenc,
Cinsault, Clairette Blanc, Clairette Rose, Grenache Blanc,
Grenache Gris, Grenache Noir, Mourvedre, Picuepoul Blanc
Piquepoul Noir, Syrah.
Other varieties: Calitor (if planted before 1994),
Carignan Blanc, Carignan Noir.
Shares of varieties in
the vineyards of each exploitation (Cépagement)
Grenache (3 types) must be min. 30% and max. 60%.
A single primary variety may not exceed 60%.
Other varieties may not each of them exceed 10%
Maximal yield 46 hl/ha.
Min. volume og alcohol: 11,5%.