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France Wine Country

France wine country combines exquisite pleasure with the long traditions of winemaking. Together with Italy and Spain, France wine country is one the biggest and the most important producers in the world, qualitatively and quantitatively. The top French wine regions such as Bordeaux, Burgundy and exclusive Champagne have an outstanding international reputation.

France, renowned globally as the wine country, boasts several prestigious wine regions. Notable among these are Bordeaux, celebrated for its world-famous wines, and Burgundy, home to some of the most expensive wines globally. Other key regions include the sparkling wine producers of Champagne, Languedoc, known for its diverse styles, and the Loire Valley, famed for its white wines. The Alsace region excels in white varietals, Rhône Valley is loved for its rich reds, while Provence and Corsica add unique flavors to the French wine palette.

Around 70% of the vineyards, in France wine country, are planted with red grape varieties and 30% with white grape varieties. There are more than 300 AOPs - controlled designations of origin - on a vineyard area of 895,000 hectares. According to French philosophy, wine is an expression of the soil, the climate, and the culture created by man: the terroir. Nowhere the concept of terroir is better expressed than in French wine regions.

What would Pinot Noir be without Burgundy and the Cistercian monks? What would be Cabernet Sauvignon without the water-permeable gravelly soils on the so-called left banks of the Gironde in Bordeaux? And what about Champagne without chalk soils and the ground-breaking knowledge of Dom Pérignon with the discovery of "stars".

Diversity of terroirs and winemaking traditions related to the territories in France wine country makes it an exceptional destination for enotourists.

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Wine Tourism in France

Wine tourism in France is well-developed and experiences differ from region to region. Millions of wine enthusiasts are travelling to France every year to discover wineries, and exceptional wines and experience the wonderful heritage that country holds. French wine regions offer a whole range of wines produced from the diversity of local grape varieties. Visit the France wine country and discover the extensive amount of wine tourism experiences, starting with simple wine tastings and vineyard tours, and finished with harvest experiences, bike tours, and picnics in vineyards. And much more! the possibilities go on and on... Learn more about wine tourism in France.

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Experience Unique Terroirs, Landscape and Wines of France Wine Country

Alsace - The Most Aromatic Region of France Wine Country

If you start in northern France, close to the German border, the charming Alsace region boasts picturesque towns and villages with half-timbered houses and a beautiful mix of German and French cultures.

In the Alsace region, you will find one of the most aromatic wines from the grape varieties such as Silvaner, Riesling, Gewürztraminer, Pinot blanc, Pinot Gris, Muscat d’Alsace, and Pinot Noir. Here in Alsace, the new generation of vinegrowers consistently focus on reducing yields and increasing quality which brings new impetus to the traditional region. Alsatian wines are a great companion for local dishes that carry Franco-German influence.

Visit this unique region of France wine country, discover the beauty of historic villages, culture and of course, enjoy wine tastings & tours in Alsace.

Picturesque village of Bergheim, Alsace France
Village of Bergheim in Alsace, France wine country



Champagne – The Most Exclusive Bubbles from France

Around 150 km northeast of France's capital Paris, the most famous sparkling wines in the world are produced around the cities of Reims and Epernay, in the Champagne region. Champagne is one of the most popular wine regions of France and is the top destination for enotourists.

Champagne vinyeards, France wine country
Champagne vinyeards, France wine country

The landscape provides an almost perfect symbiosis of soil, climate, and site: the relatively cool climate implicates the fact that the grapes have a long ripening period. The soil has a chalk surface that acts like a sponge with a sandy, loamy top layer. A fine tingling, the stimulating scent, and the unique taste of the champagne create enthusiasm everywhere.

For champagne production, the main grape varieties are Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, and Chardonnay.

These grapes must be produced in the strictly defined AOC area so that this sparkling wine can be called Champagne. Champagne is produced by bottle fermentation, the so-called “Méthode champenoise”.

“Come quickly. I drink stars.”

- Dom Pierre Pérignon

If you are a wine lover and traveling to France wine country, you shouldn't miss the opportunity of wine tastings & tours in Champagne's numerous wineries.

Loire - Along Breathtaking Fairytale Castles

Loire region counts more than 2000 years of winemaking history after the Ancient Romans first planted vineyards here.

Château de Tracy - vines
Château de Tracy, one of our partner wineries in Loire Valley, France wine country

The Val de Loire region stretches along the Loire River, which is lined with fairytale castles.

Travel along the wine route of Loire valley, which is the longest route to discover the great diversity of the region and its vineyards listed in UNESCO Heritage List as an outstanding cultural landscape.

Discover Wine Tastings & Tours in Loire Valley.


The wine region is famous for its world-class wines. 52% of the production is for white wines, 26% concerns red wines, 16% for rosé, and 6% for sparkling. Moreover, the region is the second-largest producer of appellation rosés in the wine country of France. Fresh, fruity red and white wines and extract-rich sweet wines come from the Loire vineyards. Chenin Blanc is the dominant grape variety that has been grown here since the 9th century. Young wines smell apple and citrus fruits and get even more aromatic diversity with age. Sauvignon blanc is the most important white grape variety of the Pouilly-Fumé and Sancerre regions which are renowned white wine regions in France wine country.

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The Mediterranean South

Explore French wine regions at the Mediterranean coast, where you will discover fortified wines of Roussillon, trace the history of the oldest sparkling wines in the world in Languedoc, and enjoy famous Rosés from the essence of France - Provence.


Ome of the most famous French wine regions is Languedoc-Roussillon. In the south of France wine country, in Languedoc-Roussillon, about a quarter of France's wine production is made. 60% of the 900,000 hectares of total vines are planted with red varieties, which include Carignan, Syrah, Grenache Noir and Mourvèdre. In the case of the whites, in addition to the internationally known Chardonnay, Viognier, whose wines are very floral with scents of apricot, peach, flowers, and exotic fruits, is found along the Mediterranean coast at altitudes of around 250 meters. Low bushes, the so-called Machia, characterize the landscape, which gives the wines their typical spicy notes. Check out Wine Tastings & Tours in Languedoc-Roussillon, to explore local wines.

Château Saint Martin de la Garrigue - guided visit in front of the castle
Château Saint Martin de la Garrigue, one of our partners in Languedoc-Roussillon, France wine country



From here it is almost a stone's throw into the growing area of Provence, which is characterized by extremely poor soil conditions. The Province is one of the essential French wine regions, which produces amazing French wines.

France - Valensole - Lavandes
Lanader fields in Valensole, Provence, France

Provence region is considered to be one of the oldest wine regions of France with the first vines cultivated by the Ancient Greeks. Being famous for its lavender fields, style and sophistication, the region is also known for the production of one of the best rosés in France. However, many other kinds of high-quality wines are also produced here.

Sitting on the terrace of a winery with a refreshing cool sea breeze and a glass rosé with distinctive aromas of the region.

Does it sound like a wine trip you would take? If yes, check out Wine Tastings & Tours in Provence for a memorable experience.


The Rhône region, one of the most ancient French wine regions, stretches along the Rhône River to the Mediterranean Sea in the southern part of the country. The region is famous for its many oldest steeply-terraced vineyards in the country and exceptional red wines.

Tournon-sur-Rhone, Rhone-Alpes, France
Tournon-sur-Rhone, Rhone-Alpes, France wine country

Indigenous grape varieties of the Rhône region, which are known as “Rhône Grapes” and terroirs together inspire the “Rhône-style wines”, which are favourite of wine-lovers around the world.

Come and explore famous Rhône-style wines, including bold and spicy reds from the north of Rhône.

Explore Wine Tastings & Tours in the Rhône, choose your favourite and we will make sure you will have a memorable experience with our local partners.


Bordeaux - The Most Exclusive Wine Region of France

Bordeaux is one of the most famous French wine regions, located in southern France on the Atlantic Ocean. This famous winemaking region has a Mediterranean flair and a warm, mild climate. The hot summers and the warm late autumn offer ideal conditions for growing exquisite red wines. While in the typical châteaux of the Médoc region, south of the Gironde river, mainly the Cabernet Sauvignon grape variety is grown, wines from the Merlot grape variety mainly come from the areas of St. Emilion and Pomerol, north of the Gironde. Mostly they come as a cuvée together with Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc.

Castle in Bordeaux, Medoc, France
Vineyards and Château in Médoc, Bordeaux, France


Worldwide recognized for its harmonious, premium quality wines, Bordeaux is a major player in the international wine market. This region is one of the most famous French wine reions. Moreover, the city of Bordeaux is one great wine capitals famous for its historical heritage and outstanding gastronomical scene.

Bordeaux winemaking region offers a diversity of Wine Tastings & Tours, where you can fully explore the secrets that make the region so exclusive.

In The Realm of Burgundy – The Home to Pinot Noir and Chardonnay

Burgundy is located in the east side of France wine country north of the Rhône and extends from northern Chablis via the Côte d´Or, south of Dijon, to Beaujolais in the south of the region. The Côte d´Or, a narrow, sun-drenched area, is again divided into the Côte de Nuits and the Côte de Beaune. The Côte de Nuits is the home of particularly fine red wines from the Pinot Noir grape, alongside the Chardonnay, the most important grape variety in Burgundy. There are around 400 soil types in the region that contribute to the high-quality grapes. The soil of Burgundy varies in richness, depth, and mineral content.

Vineyards in Gevrey Chambertin, Burgundy, France

Visiting the Burgundy region is a great experience for wine lovers. Meeting passionate vinegrowers and enjoying Wine Tastings & Tours they offer will be unforgettable experiences. Awaken your taste buds with these fabulous wines!

The Rough Alpine Side of France - Jura and Savoy

Jura and Savoy are two delightful and undiscovered gems of the eastern part of France wine country. To the south of Burgundy, the Jura and Savoy region have an alpine landscape that invites you to wonderful hikes, as well as exciting, unusual wines such as Vin jaune. 80 percent of white wines are produced here, which are mostly oxidatively expanded. The most important grape varieties are Chardonnay and Savagnin Blanc (Traminer) for white wines and Poulsard, Trousseau and Pinot Noir for rosé and red wines. In addition to still wines, Crémant du Jura is also produced.

Cheese collection, French comte, beaufort or abondance cow milk
French Comte, glasses of wine and Alps mountains peaks tell everything about Jura & Savoy regions

These hidden Alpine wine regions of France are considered to be a real heaven for cheese lovers, for outdoor adventurers with breathtaking Alpine landscapes, stunning lakes, waterfalls and caves. Visit Jura and discover France’s quality and drinkable answer to the Spanish sherry - Vin Jaune, distinctive wine from the Jura region with the unique flavour of walnut, dried fruit, spices.

Check out Wine Tastings & Tours in Jura and Savoy.

The Island of Beauty

After all the distinctive French wine regions, the country also has island wines to offer from Corsica.  A green island with a Mediterranean flair surrounded by green macchia and always with a view of the turquoise sea. The island of beauty enjoys a very contrasting climate that benefits Corsican winemaking perfectly. Sciaccarellu, Niellucciu, and Vermentino are the noble grape varieties of Corsica, which can be found in the 9 appellations - designations of origin of the island.

turquoise water at Bodri beach in Corsica
turquoise water at Bodri beach in Corsica

Explore Corsica through its grape varieties, sub-regions, and appellations which gives birth to a distinctive style of wines.

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Frequently asked questions about France wine country

What are the most famous wine region in France?

Among the most famous wine region of France are Bordeaux, Burgundy, Loire Valley and Champagne. However, there are many more important and popular wine region in France such as Rhône Valley, Alsace or Provence.

Which French wine region has the best wine?

The Rhône region has been the centre for French winemaking since Roman times, today it produces some of the best and most popular French wines. The Loire valley is most famous for its exceptional whites but Bordeaux is the largest in terms of quality wine production and a hub for some of the world's most expensive wines.

How many wine regions does France have?

There are 11 main French wine regions, they spread across the whole country and offer a wide selection of different terroirs, climates, grapes and wine varieties. Overall you can find at least 27 000 wineries spanning across these regions.

What is the most popular wine in France?

There are too many outstanding wines but generally, some of the most popular ones are Bordeaux and Burgundy reds, Loire Valley whites and Champagne sparkling wines.

What is the most popular French red wine?

Red wines from the Bordeaux region are among the most popular ones, especially Grand Cru Classés wines from Left Bank Médoc where you will find prominent Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon wines.

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