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The Best Wineries in France  

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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. 
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Château Margaux is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Wineries in France
Château Margaux is a Bordeaux wine estate located the Mèdoc region. It produces very expensive wine.
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Moët & Chandon is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Wineries in France
France

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
France
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Château Pichon Longueville Bar... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Wineries in France
Château Pichon Longueville Baron
This winery is located in the Pauillac appellation region of the Bordeaux, France.
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Château Mouton Rothschild is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Wineries in France
Château Mouton Rothschild
Château Mouton Rothschild is located in Bordeaux, France, and mainly produces Bordeaux wine.
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Château d'Yquem is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Wineries in France
 Château d'Yquem is a wine from the Sauternes, Gironde region in the southern part of the Bordeaux vineyards known as Graves.
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Perrier-Jouët is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Wineries in France
This Champagne is produced in the region of Champagne.
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Pétrus is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Wineries in France
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. 
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Vieux Château Certan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Wineries in France
Vieux Château Certan
This is a Bordeaux wine from the appellation Pomerol. They also produce a secondary wine called Gravette de Certan.
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Château Latour is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Wineries in France
This estate produces a total of three red wines, and is located in the Mèdoc region. 
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Château Ausone is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Wineries in France
Château Ausone
Château Ausone is a Bordeaux wine located in Saint-Èmilion. They have raised vineyards, and produce a wine called Chapelle d'Ausone.
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Château Haut-Brion is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Wineries in 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

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Maison Emile Beyer is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Wineries in France
Maison Emile Beyer
Located at: 7 Place Château St Léon, 68420 Eguisheim, France.
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Domaine Paul Blanck Et Fils is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Wineries in France
Domaine Paul Blanck Et Fils France
Located at: 32 Grand-Rue, 68240 Kientzheim, France.
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Domaine de Chevalier is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Wineries in France
Domaine de Chevalier
This is one of the few Bordeaux estates to be called "domaine" instead of "chateau."
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G.H. Mumm et Cie is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Wineries in France
G.H. Mumm et Cie
Located in Reims in northern France, G.H. Mumm et Cie is one of the country's largest champagne producers. 
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Château Cheval Blanc is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Wineries in France
Château Cheval Blanc
"Château Cheval Blanc" means "White Horse Castle" in French. It is located in Bordeaux.
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Taittinger is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Wineries in France
The Taittinger family is famous for producing Champagne.
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Cave De Chautagne is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Wineries in France
Cave De Chautagne
Located at: Rond Point de Saumont, 73310 Ruffieux, France.
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Vignoble Klur is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Wineries in France
Vignoble Klur
Located at: 105 Rue des Trois Épis, 68230 Katzenthal, France.
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Cave De Tavel is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Wineries in France
Cave De Tavel
Located at: Route de la Commanderie, 30126 Tavel, France.
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Champagne Tribaut is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Wineries in France
Champagne Tribaut
Located at: 88 Rue Eguisheim
Hautvillers, France.
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Château Le Pin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Wineries in France
Château Le Pin
Château Le Pin is a Bordeaux wine from the appellation Pomerol. It is one of the most expensive red wines in the world. 
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Domaine De Torraccia is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Wineries in France
Domaine De Torraccia
Located at: Torraccia, 20137 Lecci, France.
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Richard Rottiers is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Wineries in France
Richard Rottiers
Located at: La Sambinerie, 71570 Romanèche-Thorins, France.
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Domaine Les Aurelles is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Wineries in France
Domaine Les Aurelles
Located at: 8 Chemin des Champs Blancs, 34320 Nizas, France.