WINE REGIONS of FRANCE DIRECTORY
Welcome to the land of the great white wines - Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris, Muscat d'Alsace,
Sylvaner, Pinot Blanc plus Pinot Noir. A land of picture postcard wine villages with
German sounding names.
Welcome to Armagnac - a land of many wonders. Famed for its
foie gras and Armagnac brandy, it is also the region of the illustrious Three
Musketeers, medieval castles, bastides, and green rolling countryside.
Beaujolais - home of Beaujolais Nouveaux and a whole lot more! The excellence of the
region's cuisine is unquestionable, and regardless of where you dine, you will taste wonderful dishes and
drink local Beaujolais wines.
Bergerac a land of valleys, fields, forests and vineyards. A land of rich mouth-filling
Côtes de Bergerac, Montravel and Pécharmant and Montravel red wines, delicate white wines and
luscious dessert wines of Monbazillac and Saussignac. A land that is one of France’s main
gastronomic regions, of beef and wine, and especially renowned for rich dishes made with
locally grown produce.
Bordeaux has always produced full-bodied red wines, while being better known for the famed Chateaux
of the Medoc, Bordeaux also produces great wines from other districts and towns like Graves and St Emilion.
Burgundy is one of great wine regions of the world. A collection of tiny vineyards strung along
a narrow valley. From Chablis in the north to Beaujolais in the south the best known Burgundy wines
come from the central area from Dijon to Macon.
Cahors the home of the famous “black” Cahors red wine, lies in a vast area described as the
Southwest, or Sud-Quest, and as a wine region has much to offer, so whatever your interests,
from cultural to gastronomic, there is plenty for the wine and food tourist.
A small collection of very special vineyards in a total area of just over 6000 ha in Northern
Burgundy produce a unique wine from Chardonnay grapes, Chablis.
The home of the world's most famous sparkling wine, the Champagne wine region is much more than a
collection of world-known champagne houses.
The Champagne wine villages hid some of the most exquisite champagne just waiting to be discovered by the wine tourist
The world's best-known brandy comes from the peaceful countryside surrounding the Charente
River one hundred miles north of Bordeaux. A twenty-mile area called the 'golden circle" of
cognac production encompasses Cognac and the second distilling town of Jarnac.
Duras is a gem of a wine region being ajoined to Bordeaux with similar wines, wonderful rolling
wooded countryside, historical towns and villages and so compact - a delight to visit!
Gaillac in the heart of the south-west a wine region unspoilt by tourism, producing great red and
white wines from small friendly wine producers and matched with great regional cuisine.
The Languedoc has been described as the world’s largest vineyard. Everywhere you look are vines;
all producing greatly improved rich red wines from communes such as St Chinian, Minervois, Coteux
du Languedoc, and Faugeres. CLICK HERE
The sunny, fertile Loire region is home to magnificent vineyards producing the greatest variety
of wines in the country. Delicious wines from Muscadet and Chenin Blanc while from Sancerre lighter
reds and pinks from Pinot Noir.
France’s south eastern region has the alps to the from the north and east, and to the south
the Mediterranean. The region produces very good white red and pink wines. The vines benefit from
long sunny summer days and considerable winter chill.
Côtes du Rhône, a name known to wine lovers the world over. Be it the full-bodied red wines
from Syrah such as Hermitage from the north, or from the south where Grenache is supreme and is
famed for its Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Plus the region's food and cuisine is known for its gastronomic
About as far south and west as you can go in France, Roussillon has coast, river valley and
mountain vineyards. Bordering the Mediterranean this is a region of stunning wines from Corbieres,
AOC Cotes du Roussillon plus the delectable sweet wines of Banyuls and Maury.
This is a large are made up of a number of sub– regions that stretch from the Dordogne in
the north, the Lot valley to the south and the Pyrenees to the west. Here you will a fascinating
range of grape varieties and styles, and red, white, pink and luscious dessert wines. Check out
listings for Bergerac, Duras, Cahors, Gaillac and Armagnac.