A unique and harmonious creation of both nature and mankind, the Saint-Émilion landscape bears witness to centuries of history. According to UNESCO, "the Jurisdiction of Saint-Émilion is an outstanding example of an historic vineyard landscape that has survived intact and in activity to the present day."
Well aware of its special status, the Communauté de Communes de la Jurisdiction de Saint-Émilion asked to be listed as a World Heritage Site.
In 1999, for the first time ever, a vineyard landscape was acknowledged as a "cultural landscape" worthy of listing as a World Heritage Site.
Since then, the Tourist Office of the Jurisdiction of Saint Émilion, the Communauté de Communes, and the Conseil des Vins have united their efforts to help several million visitors discover the rich heritage and beauty of their region.