The privileged geographic situation of Roquemaure on the right bank of the Rhone river, contributed greatly to its important economic development. Since the middle ages, wines from Côte du Rhone (singular, since wines were only produced on the right bank of the river) were shipped all around France from Roquemaure’s port. In 1737, the royal advisor to the King decided that all the wines of Côte du Rhône should be identified by the letters CDR, branded on all the staves of every barrel. This is therefore the birth of the Côte du Rhône appellation.
Rocca Maura, a wine growing collective of Roquemaure formed in 1922, have been constantly working hand in hand to develop their cooperative cellar. Their winegrowers own over 400 hectares of vines. They renew part of them each year, but some of their parcels are more than 50 years old and are the soul of their finest signature wines. The AOC parcels are planted with regional grapes: Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Carignan, Cinsault, for the red and rosé wines.