The appellation is located in the west of the French winegrowing region Languedoc, It is an enclave to the east of the AOC Minervois, The White sweet wine was classified in 1949 as AOC. He belongs to the second quality category "Grands Vins du Languedoc". The vineyards cover 200 hectares of vines on calcareous clay soils at 250 to 280 meters above sea level. They extend at the foot of the Montagne Noire around the eponymous community of Saint-Jean de Minervois in the department Hérault, It is one of the four Vin doux naturel in the Languedoc. The wine is 100% sorted Muscat Blanc vinified. Well-known producers are Domaine de Barroubio and the local wine cooperative Les Vignerons De Saint Jean De Minervois.