Visiting a French winery should be a top-priority when planning your next trip to France. The best wineries in France include lovely places such as Loire and Rhône Valleys, and the Champagne and Burgundy regions.
France is known for having many varieties of grapes, including merlot, cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay, pinot noir, and more. The most popular wine region in France is Bordeaux, a primarily red wine region most noted for its cabernets and merlots. Other French wine regions include Burgundy, Provence, Loire, and Rhône. Each of these regions are noted for particular grape varieties. The Rhône Valley is a primarily red wine region located along the Rhône River while Provence produces rosé wines and Champagne is known for its sparkling white wines.
In France, food is prepared to be accompanied by wine, and is a major part of French culture. Cheese and wine are two essential components to a French meal, often served a baguette. Not only is wine an essential beverage during meals, wine is also used for cooking and is used in pasta, meat, poultry, and other French cuisines. A popular French dish is "coq au vin." Chefs will use wine to marinate the chicken, and slowly simmer it on the stove to produce a tender cut.What are the top wineries to visit in France? Rank up the best French wineries and vineyards using this list. If we've forgotten one, please feel free to add it.
- Château d'Yquem is a wine from the Sauternes, Gironde region in the southern part of the Bordeaux vineyards known as Graves.
One of the largest wineries in France, Moët & Chandon is co-owned by Moët-Hennessey and Louis Vuitton. Located at:20, avenue de Champagne
BP 140, 51333 Épernay
Maison Emile BeyerLocated at: 7 Place Château St Léon, 68420 Eguisheim, France.
- This Champagne is produced in the region of Champagne.
- The Taittinger family is famous for producing Champagne.
- Château Mouton Rothschild is located in Bordeaux, France, and mainly produces Bordeaux wine.
- This is a Bordeaux wine from the appellation Pomerol. They also produce a secondary wine called Gravette de Certan.
- Pétrus is a Bordeaux wine estate located in the Pomerol appellation. It is fairly small, and they have only produced wine made from Merlot groups since 2010.
- This winery is located in the Pauillac appellation region of the Bordeaux, France.
- Located just outside Bordeaux in Pessac, Château Haut-Brion is the only wine with the Pessac-Lèognan appellation. Located at:
135 Avenue Jean Jaurès, 33600 Pessac, France
- This estate produces a total of three red wines, and is located in the Mèdoc region.
- Château Margaux is a Bordeaux wine estate located the Mèdoc region. It produces very expensive wine.
- This is one of the few Bordeaux estates to be called "domaine" instead of "chateau."
Domaine Paul Blanck Et FilsLocated at: 32 Grand-Rue, 68240 Kientzheim, France.
- Located in Reims in northern France, G.H. Mumm et Cie is one of the country's largest champagne producers.
Vignoble KlurLocated at: 105 Rue des Trois Épis, 68230 Katzenthal, France.
Cave De ChautagneLocated at: Rond Point de Saumont, 73310 Ruffieux, France.
- This is a Bordeaux wine from the appellation Saint-Èmilion. They have a secondary wine called Croix de Beauséjour.
Jean-Paul BrunJean-Paul Brun is located in Charnay, France. He and his family have over 40 acres of vineyards to their name.
Les Caves Du PrieuréLocated at: Jongieux le Haut, 73170 Jongieux, France.
- Château Ausone is a Bordeaux wine located in Saint-Èmilion. They have raised vineyards, and produce a wine called Chapelle d'Ausone.
- Château Le Pin is a Bordeaux wine from the appellation Pomerol. It is one of the most expensive red wines in the world.
Domaine De TorracciaLocated at: Torraccia, 20137 Lecci, France.
Cave De TavelLocated at: Route de la Commanderie, 30126 Tavel, France.
Domaine Les AurellesLocated at: 8 Chemin des Champs Blancs, 34320 Nizas, France.