Around the village and up to the heart of the Dentelles de Montmirail, we find “Les Balmes”, natural caves dug into the saffre. These geological formations coupled with the belonging of the territory by the Comtat Venaissin, gave its name to the village of Beaumes de Venise.
In 1957, the area of Beaumes de Venise became part of the Côtes du Rhône production zone for its red wines. In view of the quality and the growing reputation of these wines, the INAO recognized the vineyard as “Côtes du Rhône Villages Beaumes-de-Venise”. On June 9, 2005, the red Beaumes-de-Venise was awarded the prestigious rank of “Cru des Côtes du Rhône”.