The first mention of winemaking in this region was 2,500 years ago. That is why the wine culture is so important in Tunisia. Today, visitors can observe how the locals continue the ancient tradition of growing grapes and winemaking. About 40% of Tunisian wines are currently exported to the EU, USA, and Canada. Rosé and red are the most common local wines. Grape varieties are quite similar to those of Southern France and include Carignan, Mourvèdre, Cinsaut, Alicante Bouschet, Grenache, and also such popular types like Syrah and Merlot.
The best region to see and learn how the Tunisians maintain their vineyards is the Cap Bon region. Most of the wine production is concentrated here.
The best time to visit the area is harvesting time from August to November.