One of the seven major regional IGP areas for the production of country wines in France. The other six are Atlantique, Comtés Rhodaniens, Comté Tolosan, Méditerranée, Pays d'Oc and Terres du Midi. It includes the entire Loire wine-growing region along the course of the river and ten tributaries. The former Vin de pays area was called Jardin de la France (Garden of France) until 2007 and referred to the scenically beautiful area along the river with the many picturesque Loire castles. The vineyards cover around 70,000 hectares of vines. There are over 30 AOC areas.
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