By JANE ANSON / DECANTER Newsletter, May 7, 2013
Currently Paris has only one commercial vineyard, in Suresnes, in the western suburbs of the city. There are several other small vineyards that are non-commercial (*), meaning their production can only be used for charitable purposes. The most famous Parisian vineyard, in Montmartre, falls into this category.
Paris and the Ile-de-France region hope to receive in a few months its first basic IGP appellation wine — the Indication Géographique Protégée category which replaced the Vin de Pays for wines coming from a specific region of France, but are not bound by rules as strict as the AOC (Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée).