The appellation forms the southernmost part of the area Beaujolais and is part of Burgundy, Wine was already grown here in Roman times. The area flourished in the 16th century. In 1836, 13,500 hectares of vineyards were registered in the land register. Through 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 in the Rhone department and extend from Lyon to the beginning of the area Cotes du Rhone, The wines are very similar to those from the Beaujolais. The rosé and red wines are made Gamay who have favourited White Wines Chardonnay and Aligoté vinified. Well-known producers are Pierre Jomard, Domaine de Petit Fromentin, Domaine de la Petite Gallée, Domaine de Sainte-Agathe and Cave de Sain-Bel.