Vines have been grown in the Savannières area at least since the days of the Great Abbeys. The tradition was continued by the the Seignuers, and then, in the 19th century, by Anjou's bourgeoisie. Most Savennières wines are dry, but small amounts of off-dry and sweet wines are also produced.
Mesoclimatic influences (a microclimate in which Mediterranean plant life thrives). Vines grow on slopes along the banks of the Loire with good airflow.