Essaouira the mogador

A small seaside town with impressive 18th-century fortifications, Essaouira sits on Morocco’s Atlantic coast, a two-hour drive west of Marrakesh via its new highway. Strong trade winds make it one of the world’s great surf spots, and it has enjoyed a healthy tourist trade since the 1960s, when hippie icons like Jimi Hendrix and Cat Stevens made high-profile visits. Despite this, Essaouira remains peaceful, quaint, and slow-paced.

Charles Melia was Vigneron at Château de la FONT DU LOUP at CHÂTEAUNEUF DU PAPE since 1977 and keeping the pioneering spirit of his ancestors, he created a new vineyard in Essaouira in 1994.

It will take 4 long years to clear, prune,... Show more