The vineyards of Saint Pourçain are in the Centre part of Vallée de la Loire which runs between the city of Orléans for its northern part to the city of Clermont–Ferrand for its southern part. It produces large diversities of wines (amongst which the Sancerre, the Pouilly, the Côteaux du Giennois, the Côteaux du Forrez...) which differ from each other due to the variety of their soils, climates and grapes.
The vineyard of Saint Pourçain is the Southern one of the area, and was known already from Roman times (located nearby, the thermal city Néris les Bains was created by the Romans) and has been developed by the Bénédictins monasteries; known and appreciated by the noble families and the kings, the Saint Pourçain became and is still a wine of good reputation; this is not only due to its climate and soils, but to the specific grape: the Tressallier. Recognition of work, dynamism of committed wine makers have been rewarded: in 2009, the Saint Pourçain became an AOC (Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée). The area produces red, white and rosé wines as well as sparkling wine all of them being authentic and unique. White wines are recommended with fish and poultry dishes, red are excellent with meat, and grilled food, stuffed vegetables and of course cheeses (Salers, Saint Nectaire, Goat cheeses for Rosé...) and sparkling are ideal for apéritif or desserts.