Rhône Wine


Located along a section of the Rhone river in southeastern France, this is really two regions.

The northern Rhone is primarily the land of Syrah. The white wines are made from Viognier, Marsanne, and Roussanne. Here, the Rhone Valley narrows, forming steep terraces on which the vines grow. Cooled by the harsh mistral wind, this region has a continental climate. The major Syrah appellations are, roughly from north to south, Cote-Rotie, Condrieu (Viognier), Chateau-Grillet (Viognier; monopole), Saint-Joseph, Crozes-Hermitage, Hermitage, and Cornas. Saint-Peray is a bit of an oddball here, producing white sparkling wines from Marsanne and Roussanne.

The southern Rhone has a milder climate that moves seamlessly into the Mediterranean climate of Provence. The red wines are made from Grenache, Syrah, Carignan, Cinsaut, and Mourvedre. The major appellations are Chateauneuf du Pape, Gigondas, Lirac, Vacqueyras, Costieres de Nimes, and Tavel. The last of these produces only rose wine. The whites Read more »

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Varietals Produced in Rhône View all

  • Viognier

    History of the grape: Viognier is thought to be an indigenous grape of Croatia that was brought to the Rhone in Franc...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Grenache

    You’re a member of the ‘Rhône Ranger’ band. Your groupies think you’re ‘hot’, even when you're boozy and "strung out"...

  • Marsanne

    Avilleran, Champagne Piacentina, Ermitage, Grosse Roussette, Hermitage, Johannisberg, Marsan Belyi, Marsanne Blanche,...

  • Muscat

    History of the grape: Muscat existed as far back as the Ancient Greeks. It spread throughout the world as empires gre...

Subregions of Rhône

  • Ardèche

    The Art Farm - The funnest place in the Ardeche. Art, Music, Design, Eco-building, Food, Wine...

  • Northern Rhône

      The northern Rhone is a section of the river of the same name in the southeast of France. ...

  • Costières-de-nîmes

      Costieres de Nimes is the southernmost appellation in the Southern Rhone, just before it t...

  • Côteaux du Lyonnais

  • Southern Rhône

      Located along a southeastern section of the Rhone River, this area is home to prestigious ...

Popular Wineries in Rhône View all

  • Cave de Rasteau

    Rasteau covers an area of 1880 hectares with 1240 devoted to the vine. It has a Mediterranean cli...

  • Château de Ségriès

    In 1994, Henri de Lanzac, cousin of Christophe Delorme from Domaine de la Mordorée, purchased the...

  • Cellier des Princes

    The vineyards of the Cellier des Princes, which is the only co-operative on the Châteauneuf du Pa...

  • Domaine de Nalys

    It´s a way of seeing things, being open to new ideas, never taking anything for granted, not bein...

  • Domaine du Père Caboche

    For generations my family has been both wine growers and blacksmiths. My father Théophile Boisson...

  • M. Chapoutier

    The name CHAPOUTIER is present in the Rhône Valley since 1808. In 1879, the distant ancestor Poly...

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Rhône on Snooth

  • Heritage Côtes du Rhône 2010


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    Wine review by smuratore

  • Clos du Bois de Menges Gigondas 2009


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    Wine review by smuratore

  • Gabriel Meffre Plan de Dieu Cotes du Rhone Village "Saint-mapalis" 2013


    This elegant, modestly priced wine from the Plan de Dieu region of the southern Rhone valley is perfect café fare. Scented with cherries and crushed cranberry plus a touch of garrigue (or maybe sage), it is inviting. Entry is gentle, somewhat light (thinner than 2012) and refreshingly clean. This is a real find for the student or the person on... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden

  • Leplan-Vermeersch Cotes du Rhone Classic 2013


    I bought this bottle of wine from a shop in London's Kensington [ ... ] for £8.91. Cotes du Rhone is a term that has been used to describe red,white and rose wines from the Rhone valley between Vienne and Avignon since the 17th century although viticulture here goes back to before the Romans.AOC status was awarded in 1937. It is an 'umbrella' A... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • Famille Perrin Cotes du Rhone Nature 2012


    A wonderful full bodied organic wine that just caresses the pallet with flavor and spice. glad to see a high quality organic. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor

  • Stolpman la Cuadrilla Red Santa Ynez Valley Ballard Canyon 2013


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    Wine review by cmiro

  • Not to change the current topic of discussion or anything as brash as that, but ... ... had another wine flight (Rhone-in Around the World) that included one of the wines in my first flight, and Sandra ordered a glass of Sherry (I don't know which Sherry though).  On the Metro ride home we were feeling a bit tired but since the weather was just... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekend Wines

  • Domaine Durand St. Joseph 2009


    Inky purple in color. Strong fruits on the nose. Fruity on the palate with sharp acidity and a notable lack of tannins. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher

  • Guigal Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2009


    Pretty decent but not great CdP from Guigal. Nice dark berries on the nose along with a touch of tar. More dark fruit on the tongue - ripe plum, blackberry, black cherry, a touch of anise and medium acidity. The tannins are a bit tight and grainy, may need more air or more time in the bottle. Was hoping for a bit more complexity but that might c... Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0

  • Chateau Mont-Redon Côtes du Rhône Réserve 2012


    Drank pop and pour. Mixed red and black fruits on the nose. Fruity on the palate but not jammy. Medium acidity as well as a little tannins toward the finish. Second day fruit turned to sour cherry. Easy to drink wine. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher

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