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The former VdP and now IGP area was renamed Val de Loire in 2007; see there.

One of the six major regional IGP areas for the production of local wines in France. The other five are Atlantique, Comtés Rhodaniens, Comté Tolosan, Méditerranée and Pays d'Oc. It covers the entire Loire wine growing region along the river and ten tributaries. Until 2007, the former Vin de pays area was called Jardin de la France, in German "Garten Frankreichs" (Garden of France), referring to the...

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