The Provence wine growing region has over 27,000 hectares of vines and enjoys a Mediterranean climate with mild, wet winters and hot, dry summers. The Mistral wind often blows there, keeping the vines and grapes healthy. Provence has no less than 9 appellations, including Coteaux-d’Aix-en-Provence, Coteaux-Varois or even Côtes-de-Provence. It is the world's leading rosé producing region. However, it is also famous for its Cassis white wine produced from the Clairette and Marsanne grape varieties, as well as its Bandol red wine, where the Mourvèdre grape variety is king.In Côtes de Provence, sub-appellations have been created to highlight its abundance of terroirs. These include the appellation of Baux de Provence, located in les Alpilles, and which is characterised by its very present organic farming. The main grape varieties used in this region are Vermentino and Clairette (white wine), Ugni Blanc (Trebbiano) (rosé wine), Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah, Mourvèdre, and Carignan (red wine).