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

  • Syrah

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

  • Marsanne

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

  • Grenache

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

  • Muscat

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

  • 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...

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

  • M. Chapoutier

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

  • Domaine du Père Caboche

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

  • Château de Ségriès

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

  • Château de Valcombe

    The winery is totally buried, which avoids seasonal temperature variations. The hand picked ha...

  • Château Beauchêne

    The Bernard family has lived in Orange since the 17th century. Originally « mesnagers » or tena...

  • Cave de Rasteau

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

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Rhône on Snooth

  • Domaine de Nalys Grenache Blend Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2005


    No written review

    Wine review by UrbanCowgirl

  • Domaine Brusset Gigondas le Grand Montmirail 2001


    No written review

    Wine review by apandaleon

  • Domaine Pichat Cote-Rotie 2003


    good expression of wines from this area Read More

    Wine review by Olivier

  • Bernard Latour Domaine de l'Espigouette Vieilles Vignes Côtes du Rhône 2005


    This wine has pretty significant earthiness, much more so than your average Cotes du Rhone, which I really liked. Dark fruit and peppery spiciness are also present. Tannins were well balanced in the mix. I think this is a pretty well-made wine, better than the average Cotes du Rhone. Excellent quality to price ratio. Read More

    Wine review by 40798ttutony 40798 ttutony

  • St. Cosme Cotes du Rhone 2005


    This a medium bodied Syrah that has a very distinct black pepper taste that appears in the middle and lasts straight through to the finish. Very spicy but not so overpowering that you can't enjoy the other berry flavors that are present in this wine. In addition to the black pepper, this wine has a very meaty mouth feel and taste that truly make... Read More

    Wine review by 94930tabednar 94930 tabednar

  • Pierre Amadieu Gigondas Romane Machotte 2004


    This is my first Gigondas and I was quite impressed. Although I have little to compare this to I feel like it is a very well-rounded wine. Medium body with good tannins. I noticed hints of pepper and oak with a splash of vanilla. The finish was subtle but very pleasant. I would recommend this to anyone wanting to try a wine from this region. Read More

    Wine review by 94930tabednar 94930 tabednar

  • Chat-En-Oeuf Côtes du Ventoux 2005


    No written review

    Wine review by Samir

  • Perrin & Fils Châteauneuf-du-Pape les Sinards 2004


    Decanted half an hour before serving. A slightly purple color in the glass. On the nose this wine starts off with great fruit accented by earthiness and a trace of floral character. On the palate this wine is an explosion of lush, dark fruits with layers of oak and a slight amount of spiciness. The medium level tannins are refined and do not... Read More

    Wine review by 40798ttutony 40798 ttutony

  • Domaine la Garrigue Côtes du Rhône Cuvée Romaine 2001


    Rich notes of wood and spice, with a hint of pepper. Smooth, warm red fruit with hints of tobacco, cedar and cherry. Read More

    Wine review by mostly harmless

  • Jean-Luc Colombo White Rhone Blend Côtes du Rhône les Abeilles 2005


    Paid only $9 for this bottle, so I felt it was a good value, even though I didn't love it. Flavors on the palate seemed muted to me, though I drank it alone and not with any food. Wouldn't go out of my way to purchase again. Read More

    Wine review by cookypuss1

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