Moroccan Wine

Among the countries of North AfricaMorocco is considered to have the best natural potential for producing quality wines, due to its high mountains and cooling influence of the Atlantic, as these factors offset the risk of having too hot vineyards. An important exporter of wine in the colonial era before 1956, the Morrocan wine industry is experiencing a revival and expansion since the 1990s due to influx of foreign investments. 

 

Viticulture in the region of today's Morocco is believed to have been introduced by Phoenician settlers, and was definitely established in the era of Ancient Rome. Large-scale viticulture was introduced into Morocco by French colonists, just as it was to the neighboring country of Algeria. However, the quantities of Moroccan wine produced was never nearly as high as that of Algerian wine. At the time of the country's independence in 1956, there was 55,000 hectares (140,000 acres). Although much of the French expertise Read more »

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  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Cinsault

    History of the grape: Cinsau(l)t has been growing in Southern France for centuries. In the Rhone and Languedoc region...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

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  • Boulaouane Vin du Maroc NV

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    On my recent trip to France I visited a North African restaurant where I was ... to have been introduced to Morocco by the Phoeniecians before the Romans and it was a major industry during the French colonial periodbut in 1967 the EU introduced import quotas and production fell although in recent years quality has improved due to French invest... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • I have just found the cork!!!! and it says Ouled Thaleb Morocco AfricaIf you pop this into google, there are a few places in the US amongst others that sellwines from this vineyard. Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth!


  • Welcome Nairn. I am a tad envious.  Unfortunately, I am not very ... with ... ... with world travel, bu Morocco is one place I would like to visit.I happen to be sipping a California Syrah as I am sitting here.  I am quite unfamiliar with Syrah de Sidoua 2011.  Can you tell me a bit about i Read More

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  • Bonassia Cabernet-Merlot l'Excellence de Bonassia 2005

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    Wine review by scorpi


  • Ksar White Morocco

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    Wine review by scorpi


  • Domaine de la Zouina Epicuria Rouge Meknes Morocco 2005

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    salut j lhenneur de contacter vous c et tu veut me conait ajauter mon fecbook haich rach ok Read More

    Wine review by alanb1108


  • S de Siroua Domaine Ouled Thaleb-Thalvin 2005

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    Wine review by makil


  • Check out some amazing new white wines from Thalvin -Domaine Ouled Thaleb, Morocco. S de Siroua Chardonnay (un-oaked) Medaillon Sauvignon Blanc and Cuvee de President White (Faranah?? and Clairet) Really fresh and delicious.

    Comment by 182584LittleOne 182584 LittleOne


  • Thalvin Medaillon Rose Syrah NV

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    Interesting Rose de Syrah... took a bit to open up but worth the trip! Read More

    Wine review by CageyT


  • Just last week I was in a restaurant called Ard Bia in the city of Galway, Ireland and had one of the most amazing rosés I have ever had. It was a Moroccan wine called Volubilia Gris, Guerrouane from Domaine de la Zouina. Evidently it is made from Mourvedre and Tempranillo grapes, but it has a distinctive taste that reminded me of someting from ...

    Comment by 914769oroboros 914769 oroboros


  • Gerard Depardieu Lumiere de l'Atlas 2002

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    Wine review by Annna


  • Ksar White Morocco

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    A nice, dry table wine, not "pushy" but still leaving a pleasant aftertaste at a very modest price. Read More

    Wine review by preko


  • Marakesh, Morocco --- definitely worth the trip. Wonderful city, hotels, dining and wine.

    Comment by 394080cbbarch 394080 cbbarch


  • Wonderful city, terrific hotels and restaurants. Worth the trip.

    Comment by 394080cbbarch 394080 cbbarch


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