In the far northwest of the winemaking region, this appellation area encompasses four villages: Juliénas, Jullié, Emeringes and Pruzilly. Juliénas wine gets its characteristics from the wide range of different terrains within the area.
Local growers say it is one of the most varied areas of the region. It includes granite-based soils in the west, ancient alluvial deposits in the east and some sandy soils with clay content as high as 30 percent. In two square miles, 120 producers make about 4 million bottles a year.