Morocco has produced wines since antiquity. But production ceased because of Islamic prohibition.
However viticulture resumed in the 1930s and nowadays, the vineyard counts 14 "appellations d'origine garantie" and one AOC, Coteaux de l'Atlas.
Wines are produced in red, white, rosé or gris, such as Gris de Boulaouane. Red wines such as Gerrouanne are rather heady and are made from cinsault, carignan, Cabernet, mouvèdre and grenache.
In the Meknès region, efforts are under way to update wine production.