Cultivated for millennia in Europe, West Asia and North Africa, the vine thrives in hot and sunny climates. This shrub adorns the slopes of the Mediterranean basin with its liana-shaped stems and green flowers revealing clusters of small green or burgundy fruits.
High in sugars and vitamins, these juicy fruits appeal as much for their sweet taste as for their transformation into a refreshing juice or wine. Symbols of joy and festivity, the grapes are picked in autumn while the vine leaves are harvested in summer. Grapeseed oil, with a discreet smell and a non-greasy feel, is delicious cooked, and invaluable for body and hair care.