Starting from the 9th century, the fate of Marcillac’s vineyards was linked to well-known historical people of the region.
It is also marked by the work of man, and his past labours.
In 1852, Marcillac’s vineyards were at their peak with 2398 hectares of cultivated land. However, parasite attacks, the two world wars, the closing down of the mines at Decazeville and climatic uncertainties have all helped to cause its decline.
From 1960 on, a handful of people decided to bring it back to life. Marcillac today has vineyards that produce AOC quality wine.
One of the smallest labels in France, it is constantly developing.
200 hectares of vines (1960 = 10 ha)
54 wine producers
7000 – 8000 hectolitres of wine
1 million bottles
90% red wine and 10% rosé
“St. Bourrou”, to celebrate the spring budding of plants, on the first Monday in Pentecost.
Wine, second week-end of August.
Grape-harvest in October.