Vacqueyras Wine Region Guide

Discover Vacqueyras: Where Tradition Meets Innovation in Every Bottle.


Last updated: March 27, 2024


For decades, Vacqueyras has suffered from inevitable comparisons with its larger and more famous neighbor, Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Yet while these hallowed vineyards are undoubtedly worthy of great exaltation, we should not airily dismiss the full, peppery, and Grenache-based wines of Vacqueyras. The best examples are very fine indeed, with elegant tannins, good acidity, and exceptional length. In blind tastings, they can often trump their rivals from across the southern Rhône. What’s more, Vacqueyras is seldom expensive and is reasonably plentiful. Its attractions are many, and the drawbacks are none.


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