Appointed after the municipality Roanne appellation is located at the top of the Loire
north of the appellation Cotes du Forez
as well as east of the two appellations Saint-Pourçain
and Côtes d'Auvergne
, The wine transported to Paris via direct canal and river connections gained great popularity in the 19th century. The vineyards cover 220 hectares of vineyards in 14 communities on the left bank of the Loire. The red and rosé wines are varietal pressed from Gamay. The red wine is similar to the Beaujolais
, The dry white wines of the region are marketed as Vin de Pays d'Urfé. Well-known producers are Domaine du Fontenay, Domaine du Pavillon and Domaine Serol.