The appellation forms the southernmost part of the area Beaujolais and counts to Burgundy, Already in Roman times wine was cultivated here. In the 16th century, the area flourished. In 1836, 13,500 hectares of vineyards were registered in the land register. By the Phylloxera disaster In the last third of the 19th century and urbanization there was an extreme reduction. Today, the vineyards cover only 375 hectares of vineyards in 49 municipalities of the Rhône and extending from Lyon to the beginning of the area Côtes du Rhône, The wines are very similar to those from the Beaujolais. The rosé and red wines are going out Gamay who made white wines Chardonnay and Aligoté vinified. Well-known producers include Pierre Jomard, Domaine de Petit Fromentin, Petite Gallée Domaine, Domaine de Sainte-Agathe and Cave de Sain-Bel.