The Cahors vineyard enjoys a combination of climatic influences very conducive to winegrowing. As the crow flies, the vineyard is the same distance from the Atlantic Ocean, the Mediterranean Sea and the Pyrenees mountains. The temperate oceanic influence is still present with well-distributed rainfall and plenty of sunshine to ensure optimal ripening of the grapes. The favourable geographical location avoids both Atlantic humidity and Mediterranean autumn rainfall. The vineyard benefits from a sunny autumn season which allows winemakers to fine-tune ideal ripeness conditions for harvest without excessive rain.

The influence of the Massif Central mountain range also gives Quercy a mountain climate. This healthy climate for vines in winter brings mild conditions most of the time, although exceptional cold is possible.



The Cahors vineyard is unquestionably an example of successful integration of the vine into its natural environment. Cahors grapes ripen peacefully in the sun, amid wooded hills, meadows and shrubs. Unlike the single-crop vineyards that are still found in some intensive production areas, pride of place is given to biodiversity in the Lot winegrowing landscape.

With three quarters of our winemakers committed to an environmental approach, including 31% of the winemakers with an organic farming label or involved in a conversion process, the Cahors appellation has collectively turned to reasoned, qualitative and sustainable production.