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 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!

French Wine Regions

  • Alsace

    The fairy tale wine region of Alsace is one of France's best kept secrets with its romantic villages, boutique wine estates and cozy inns.

  • Beaujolais

    Beaujolais is a French wine region known in previous times as a source of light summer wines but also far more serious fine wine producers.

  • Bordeaux

    The wines of Bordeaux are mythical for wine lovers and collectors around the world with wines like Yquem, Petrus, Mouton Rothschild and Château Margaux.

  • Burgundy

    Burgundy is considered by many wine lovers to be the king of all wine regions in the world. Famed both for its white and red wine.

  • Champagne

    The region of Champagne is a unique wine producing area & of course the birthplace of bubbly; the wine villages of Reims & Epernay are home to mythical wine

  • Languedoc

    Languedoc is a vast and beautiful French wine region noted for its historic Cathar castles and hamlets, New World style wines and romantic wine hotels.

  • Loire Valley

    The Loire Valley is one of the most diverse wine regions in the world, home to extravagant Châteaux and quaint family run wine estates.

  • Provence

    Provence is one of the most beautiful wine regions in the world and foodies who love luxury are spoiled for choice here.

  • Rhône

    The Rhône Valley in Southern France is a vast and fascinating wine region divided between northern and southern wine appellations.

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