Profile of French Wine Regions

The wine regions of France, known as "appellations" are varied and administered by strict quality control laws. Regions like Champagne, Bordeaux, Burgundy, etc are nearly brands themselves, associated with high quality fine wines. Our French wine region profiles offer an overview of the region, history, background on classifications and a suggested list of great producers. Santé!


Alsace Wine Region

Alsace
Alsace is possibly the most idyllic wine region in France with its romantic fairy tale hamlets, its charming small historic hotels and quaint wineries. Learn about Alsace´s main grape varietals, cutest villages, and best wines here...

Bordeaux Wine Region

Bordeaux
Bordeaux is the most famous wine region in the world, home to fairy tale châteaux and mythical names for wine collectors from Lafite to Latour and of course the one and only Margaux. This profile of the Bordeaux wine region is a quick overview of the left and right banks along with Sauternes and the satellite appellations...


Burgundy Wine Region

Burgundy
Burgundy, or Bourgogne as it is known in French, is considered by some to be the greatest wine appellation in the world with incredible red and white wines, sleepy and romantic wine hamlets, fine towns like Dijon and Beaune and of course some of the best cuisine in France...

Champagne Wine Region

Champagne
The mythical wine region of Champagne is a must for romantics and wine lovers. The villages of Epernay and Reims are home to some of the most famous brands in the world, many housed in grand palaces and gorgeous estates...


Languedoc Wine Region

Languedoc
Languedoc is the beautiful wild west of France´s wine country and one of the most interesting emerging quality wine regions to visit with its Cathar castles, historic villages and cutting edge wines...

Loire Wine Region

Loire
The Loire wine region is vast and incredibly diverse, home to a dazzling array of wine styles from steely Muscadet, vivacious Chinon, herbaceous Sancerre, sparkling Saumur and the dessert wine style of Coteaux du Layon, as well as some of the loveliest Châteaux in France...


Provence Wine Region

Provence
Is there anywhere more beautiful than Provence? Perched medieval hamlets overlook vast olive groves, vineyards and lavender fields. The healthy Mediterranean cuisine is simply delicious and the convivial wines warm the soul...

Rhone Wine Region

Rhone
The Rhône wine region is home to some of the best wines in France, from the sublime Crozes-Hermitage, to silky Condrieu, affable Châteauneuf-du-Pape and the nectar like Muscat de Beaumes de Venise. You´ll also find delightful medieval hamlets, dramatic landscapes and a warm welcome at the wine estates...