The town of Tain l'Hermitage and its vineyards
|Intercommunality||Pays de l'Hermitage|
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Gibert Bouchet|
|4.85 km2 (1.87 sq mi)|
|• Density||1,200/km2 (3,200/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Elevation||115–280 m (377–919 ft) |
(avg. 125 m or 410 ft)
|1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries. 2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.|
It is located on the left bank of the Rhône River, opposite Tournon-sur-Rhône, which is located in Ardèche. The view from the vine-covered hill above the town has attracted many tourists, including Thomas Jefferson.
A notable wine producing commune, wines include Hermitage AOC and Crozes-Hermitage AOC, Cornas AOC. The red wines are produced from Syrah, and the whites from Marsanne and/or Roussanne. Tain-l'Hermitage is home to a large number of wineries, including Maison M. Chapoutier, Caves de Tain and Paul Jaboulet Âiné, as well as many smaller domaines.
In 1818 the commune was the home of French wine négociant Calvet, founded by Jean-Marie Calvet. Shortly after, it expanded to Bordeaux, establishing itself in the city proper and building a château in the Médoc in 1870.
The commune is twinned with:
- Jefferson's Hints to Americans Travelling in Europe, 19 June 1788. https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Jefferson/01-13-02-0173
- "Wine-Searcher. Human race only please ..." www.wine-searcher.com. Retrieved 12 July 2018.
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