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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.
Château Margaux Château Margaux is a Bordeaux wine estate located the Mèdoc region. It produces very expensive wine.
Moët & ChandonFrance - 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
Pétrus 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.
Château Mouton Rothschild Château Mouton Rothschild is located in Bordeaux, France, and mainly produces Bordeaux wine.
Château d'Yquem Château d'Yquem is a wine from the Sauternes, Gironde region in the southern part of the Bordeaux vineyards known as Graves.
Château Haut-Brion 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
Perrier-Jouët This Champagne is produced in the region of Champagne.
Château Pichon Longueville Baron This winery is located in the Pauillac appellation region of the Bordeaux, 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.
Château Latour This estate produces a total of three red wines, and is located in the Mèdoc region.
Château Cheval Blanc "Château Cheval Blanc" means "White Horse Castle" in French. It is located in Bordeaux.
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.
Taittinger The Taittinger family is famous for producing Champagne.
Domaine de Chevalier This is one of the few Bordeaux estates to be called "domaine" instead of "chateau."
Domaine Paul Blanck Et FilsFrance - Located at: 32 Grand-Rue, 68240 Kientzheim, France.
Vieux Château Certan This is a Bordeaux wine from the appellation Pomerol. They also produce a secondary wine called Gravette de Certan.
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.
Château de Rayne-Vigneau This is a sweet white wine from Brommes, located in the region of Graves in Bordeaux, France.
Maison Emile Beyer Located at: 7 Place Château St Léon, 68420 Eguisheim, France.
Château Pavie-Macquin This is a Bordeaux wine from the appellation Saint-Èmilion. They also produce a secondary wine, called Les Chênes de Macquin.
Domaine De Torraccia Located at: Torraccia, 20137 Lecci, France.
Champagne Tribaut Located at: 88 Rue EguisheimHautvillers, France.
Champagne Gardet Located at: 13 Rue Georges Legros, 51500 Chigny - Les - Roses, France.
Julien Merle Located at: Le Bourg du Bas - 69620 LEGNY, France.
Cave De Tavel Located at: Route de la Commanderie, 30126 Tavel, France.
Vignoble Klur Located at: 105 Rue des Trois Épis, 68230 Katzenthal, France.
Cave De Chautagne Located at: Rond Point de Saumont, 73310 Ruffieux, France.
Clos Froehn This little bed and breakfast / winery is located at: 46 Rue du Schlossberg, 68340 Zellenberg, France.
Domaine Les Aurelles Located at: 8 Chemin des Champs Blancs, 34320 Nizas, France.
Château Beauséjour This is a Bordeaux wine from the appellation Saint-Èmilion. They have a secondary wine called Croix de Beauséjour.
Richard Rottiers Located at: La Sambinerie, 71570 Romanèche-Thorins, France.
Clos De La Roilette Located at: La Roilette, 69820 Fleurie, France.
Domaine De La Bonne Tonne Located at: Domaine de la Bonne Tonne, Haut Morgon 69910 Villiè-Morgon, France.
Domaine Abotia This Basque country wine is served best with sheep milk cheese.
Domaine Saparale Located at: Vallée de l'Ortolo, Saparale, 20100 Sartène, France.
Clos D'Alzeto Located at: Alseto, 20151 Sari-d'Orcino, France.
Champagne Fallet Dart Located at: 2 Rue des Clos du Mont, 02310 Charly-sur-Marne, France.
Champagne Aspasie Located at: 4 et 8 Gr Grande Rue, 51170 Brouillet, France.
Jean-Paul Brun Jean-Paul Brun is located in Charnay, France. He and his family have over 40 acres of vineyards to their name.
Les Caves Du Prieuré Located at: Jongieux le Haut, 73170 Jongieux, France.
Clos Monicord Clos Monicord is in Bordeaux. Located at: Le Bourg, 15, 33240 Vérac, France.