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.
Maison Emile BeyerLocated at: 7 Place Château St Léon, 68420 Eguisheim, France.
Château Pichon Longueville BaronThis winery is located in the Pauillac appellation region of the Bordeaux, France.
Château AusoneChâteau Ausone is a Bordeaux wine located in Saint-Èmilion. They have raised vineyards, and produce a wine called Chapelle d'Ausone.
Vieux Château CertanThis is a Bordeaux wine from the appellation Pomerol. They also produce a secondary wine called Gravette de Certan.
Domaine Paul Blanck Et FilsLocated at: 32 Grand-Rue, 68240 Kientzheim, France.
Domaine de ChevalierThis is one of the few Bordeaux estates to be called "domaine" instead of "chateau."
Champagne Fallet DartLocated at: 2 Rue des Clos du Mont, 02310 Charly-sur-Marne, France.
Champagne AspasieLocated at: 4 et 8 Gr Grande Rue, 51170 Brouillet, France.
Château Cheval Blanc"Château Cheval Blanc" means "White Horse Castle" in French. It is located in Bordeaux.
Vignoble KlurLocated at: 105 Rue des Trois Épis, 68230 Katzenthal, France.
Cave De ChautagneLocated at: Rond Point de Saumont, 73310 Ruffieux, France.
Jean-Paul BrunJean-Paul Brun is located in Charnay, France. He and his family have over 40 acres of vineyards to their name.
Château BeauséjourThis is a Bordeaux wine from the appellation Saint-Èmilion. They have a secondary wine called Croix de Beauséjour.
Domaine De TorracciaLocated at: Torraccia, 20137 Lecci, France.
- Château d'Yquem is a wine from the Sauternes, Gironde region in the southern part of the Bordeaux vineyards known as Graves.
Cave De TavelLocated at: Route de la Commanderie, 30126 Tavel, France.
Champagne TribautLocated at: 88 Rue Eguisheim
Domaine Les AurellesLocated at: 8 Chemin des Champs Blancs, 34320 Nizas, France.
Richard RottiersLocated at: La Sambinerie, 71570 Romanèche-Thorins, France.
Julien MerleLocated at: Le Bourg du Bas - 69620 LEGNY, France.
Champagne GardetLocated at: 13 Rue Georges Legros, 51500 Chigny - Les - Roses, France.
Les Caves Du PrieuréLocated at: Jongieux le Haut, 73170 Jongieux, France.
- This estate produces a total of three red wines, and is located in the Mèdoc region.
Château Pavie-MacquinThis is a Bordeaux wine from the appellation Saint-Èmilion. They also produce a secondary wine, called Les Chênes de Macquin.
Clos FroehnThis little bed and breakfast / winery is located at: 46 Rue du Schlossberg, 68340 Zellenberg, France.