Viticulture was introduced to this fertile region of Aquitaine by the Romans, and intensified in the Middle Ages. The Saint-Emilion area benefited from its location on the pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela and many churches, monasteries and hospices were built there from the 11th century onwards.

It was granted the special status of a 'jurisdiction' during the period of English rule in the 12th century. It is an exceptional landscape devoted entirely to wine-growing, with many fine historic monuments in its towns and villages.

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Jurisdiction of Saint-Emilion

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Region
Europe
Country
France 
Category
Cultural
Name
Jurisdiction of Saint-Emilion
Selection Criteria (?)
(iii)(iv)
Year of Registered
1999
Keyword
Registered in 1999