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WINE REGIONS of FRANCE for TOURING

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Map of French Regions
Considering the Wine Regions of France from a touring perspective it would be foolish to suggest that in a visit to any region that one could offer a definitive assessment of the regional wines. Rather we have attempted to give you a snap shoot and hopefully a guide for your journey of discovery in the vineyards of France.

Our focus has been on small producers and local cooperatives who make a quality product that represents their regional style. A number of them are hidden away up valleys and mountain roads never to be discovered by those who only chase the international names or rush round the country. Come and enjoy the wine regions that we love.

 

WINE REGIONS of FRANCE DIRECTORY

ALSACE

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. CLICK HERE

ARMAGNAC

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. CLICK HERE

BEAUJOLAIS

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. CLICK HERE

BERGERAC

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. CLICK HERE

BORDEAUX

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. CLICK HERE

BURGUNDY

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. CLICK HERE

CAHORS

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. CLICK HERE

CHABLIS

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. CLICK HERE

CHAMPAGNE

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 CLICK HERE

COGNAC

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. CLICK HERE

DURAS

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! CLICK HERE

GAILLAC

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. CLICK HERE

LANGUEDOC

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

LOIRE

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. CLICK HERE

PROVENCE

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. CLICK HERE

RHONE

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 excellence. CLICK HERE

ROUSSILLON

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. CLICK HERE

SOUTH WEST

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.


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