Let’s travel together.

A trip to Morocco’s best vineyards

A close look at Morocco, Africa’s second-largest wine producer

0

The glory of wine production in Africa is mostly credited to South Africa but it is unknown to many that Morocco, despite being a desert country, has a rich history of wine production.

Under the stewardship of King Hassan II and good climatic conditions, Morocco’s wine industry rose from the ashes like a phoenix to rank as the second-largest wine producer in the continent after Algeria.

Here are some of the best vineyards in Morocco:

Château Roslane in Meknes

The Château vineyards in Meknes sit on 700 hectares of land and are Morocco’s first winery to be allowed to use the prestigious Château name. Château is an established wine brand with four branches in Morocco – Les Coteaux de l’Atlas, Berkane, Beni M’tir, and Guerrouane. The winery’s surroundings are nothing short of fascinating; there are fountains all though with Moroccan-decorated seating areas.

Both red and white wine is produced here including the famous “cru”.

Domaine Ouled Thaleb

Domaine des Ouleb Thaleb
Domaine des Ouleb Thaleb. [Photo by divinmaroc e-monsite.com]
It is one of the ancient wineries in Morocco built in the 1920s in an area falling between Rabat and Morocco’s capital, Casablanca. The cool nature of this area greatly aids the growth of grapes with a slightly different taste from those grown in Meknes. The secret behind the distinct taste of grapes in Domaine Ouled Thaleb is in its farming. Farmers here mainly use organic farming methods. The signature wine brand from organically-grown grapes is the Ouled Thaleb wine.

Domaine de la Zounia

Domiane de la zouina
Domiane de la zouina [Photo courtesy]
As the 20th century set in, the French established Domaine de la Zounia stretching on 75 hectares of land in Meknes around 1930 and is the producer of Volubilia wine label in the globe. 

Besides the grapes in the vineyard, there are a dedicated 15 hectares for olive farming and different species of trees. In 2006, Domaine de la Zouina’s olive oil was ranked as the Best Olive Oil in the world.

Read more:

Visiting the largest mosque in Africa, Hassan II Mosque

5 Beautiful Ancient Buildings In Morocco

#SeeAfricaToday

Facebook Comments

- Advertisement -

- Advertisement -

Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Subscribe to our Weekly Newsletter
Join Our Newsletter
Subscribe
Give it a try, you can unsubscribe anytime.
close-link

To help personalize content, tailor and measure adverts, this site uses cookies as described in our Privacy Policy. By clicking on/or navigating the site, you agree to allow us to collect information through cookies. You can change your cookie settings at any time.

Cookie settings

Below you can choose which kind of cookies you allow on this website. Click on the "Save cookie settings" button to apply your choice.

FunctionalOur website uses functional cookies. These cookies are necessary to let our website work.

AnalyticalOur website uses analytical cookies to make it possible to analyze our website and optimize for the purpose of a.o. the usability.

Social mediaOur website places social media cookies to show you 3rd party content like YouTube and FaceBook. These cookies may track your personal data.

AdvertisingOur website places advertising cookies to show you 3rd party advertisements based on your interests. These cookies may track your personal data.

OtherOur website places 3rd party cookies from other 3rd party services which aren't Analytical, Social media or Advertising.