Appellation for white wines and only since the year 2003 for red wines (until then they were produced under AOC Bergerac) in the north of the region Southwest France, It lies as an enclave in the very west of the great appellation Bergerac, Adjacent to the west is the Bordeaux appellation Côtes de Castillon, The vineyards cover around 350 hectares of vines in slopes in 14 municipalities between Port-Sainte-Foy and Saint-Michel-de-Montaigne on the right bank of the Dordogne (although 2,100 hectares would be allowed). The soil consists of limestone with red clay as a weathering product on the surface and sediments in deeper layers.
The white wines are from the varieties Muscadelle. Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon (to 2 varieties), the red wines Merlot (to 50% but <100%), Cabernet Sauvignon. Cabernet Franc and Malbec ( Cot ) blended. The three AOC wines are Montravel (250 ha) for dry, Côtes de Montravel (50 ha) for half-sweet (moelleux) and Haut-Montravel (50 ha) for out botrytis Grapes produced sweet (doux) wines. Well-known producers are Château du Bloy, Château du Fouga, Château Laulerie, Château Masburel, Château le Mayne, Domaine Perreau, Château Péchaurieux, Château Pique-Segue, Château Puy-Servain, Château le Raz and Domaine de la Roche-Marot.