Wine Production

Each year, approximately 600 winegrowers (540 private and 60 cooperative wineries) and 40 wine buyers/sellers ("négociants") produce 1.3 million hectoliters of wine, the equivalent of 174 million bottles (87% Rosé, 9% Red and 4% White) over 27,000 hectares of land.

The Provence region accounts for 6% of total French AOC wine production for all types of wines.

Provence is France's leading producer of AOC rosé wines with 40% of domestic production and 5.6% of worldwide rosé wine production.


About 84% of the total volume of Provence wines is sold in France—and 40% right in Provence. Strong regional sales are a true asset for Provence Wines.
Over the past 10 years, a transfer in volumes has been noted on the market: less Provence wines are now found in hard-discount outlets, and more in direct sales and on the export market.

16% of Provence wines are sold on the export market—the majority rosés. Provence rosé exports have soared, increasing by 15% between 2012 and 2013. One of the main reasons behind this increase has been the explosion in demand from the United States: exports of Provence rosés increased by 40% between 2012 and 2013, making the U.S. the number one export market for Provence rosés, with 27.3% of total exports.

In 2013, Provence Wine sales totaled 71 million Euros—an increase of 390% over the past decade!

Répartition des ventes de rosé de Provence en France par circuit
Répartition des volumes de vins de Provence rosés exportés en 2009


Land area : 26,000 hectares over 3 French departments (Var, Bouches du Rhône and Alpes-Maritimes)
Volume : 1,195,000 hl (over 160 million bottles)
Breakdown of Provence Wine production by type :
Rosé : 88,5%
Red : 8%
White : 3,5%
Wine industry :
600 winemakers (540 private and 60 cooperative wineries)
40 buyers/sellers (négociants)
Provence is France's leading region for the production of AOC rosé wines, with 40% of total production
Provence accounts for approximately 5.6% of total rosé wine production in the world

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