During Roman period, the vine growing develops largely until the arrival of the first Muslim power which almost removes the culture of the wine in the country. With the institution of the French protectorate in Tunisia since 1881, the production of wine is really boosted.
Today, the Tunisian vineyard extends over a surface of 14 000 ha including seven AOCs occupying two big regions: the Cap Bon which in the East closes the Gulf of Tunis and near Tunis the valleys of Medjerdah and Oued Meliane. The planting is established by a mosaic of traditional, noble and universal grape varieties.

Since the beginnings of the 90s, the wine sector has seen a profound transformation which is essentially characterized by the modernization of the processes and techniques of the organization members of the Union of the Wine Cooperative Cellars (UCCV), today known as Les Vignerons de Carthage.
Tunisia modernizes today its viticulture in partnership with foreign investors coming from different European countries. Several wines have been granted thanks to these partnerships in many international competitions like the Paris Vinalies. (To know more about it visit http://www.gifruit.nat.tn)