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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  • 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...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Sauvignon Blanc

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

  • Merlot

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

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  • Gérard Depardieu Grenache Blend Lumière 2002


    No written review

    Wine review by Annna

  • Ksar White Morocco


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

    Wine review by preko

  • Chateau Roslane Premier Cru les Coteaux de l'Atlas Aoc Morocco 2003


    Smooth wine. Much better after bottle had been open for an hour. Read More

    Wine review by Kmax3050

  • Thalvin Cuvee Premiere du President 2005


    a light to medium body wine with a burst of blackcherry. A nice and easy drinking wine with a good acidity Read More

    Wine review by didier1

  • Cb Initiales 2005


    Wouah,This is a wine defying any great wines from any other country.Thumbs up for Morocco's Wine Production. similar to a Medoc with a little twist, this old world charm wine is just as surprising as the country it comes from.Round, elegant, charming. Read More

    Wine review by didier1

  • Cb Initiales 2005


    No written review

    Wine review by didier1

  • S de Siroua Domaine Ouled Thaleb-Thalvin 2005


    an anmazing wine from a very surprising region at an affordable price.This is new, great value simply delicious Read More

    Wine review by didier1

  • [Snooth is pleased to welcome its newest contributor, Todd Kennedy. Todd is a ... braised lamb in the style of Morocco. Take a pound of lamb stew or shoulder, cut in 1" cubes, season it with salt and pepper, and brown it in olive oil in a large cast iron. When it's well browned, remove from the pot and add two diced, peeled carrots, a medium... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Cooking With Wine

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