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The Wine Region of Rhône Valley

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For everyone who loves red wines made from the Syrah grape, a visit to the northern Rhône is a must. From vineyards on near vertiginous slopes, some of the finest Syrah wines are produced, as well as original whites from Viognier. Moving south, after a gap where no vines can be seen (but perhaps indulging in a sampling of nougat around Montélimar), the Southern Rhône is the gateway to sunshine and the Mediterranean. Here the finest reds and whites of Châteauneuf-du-Pape and beyond, are made from blends of grape varieties, with vines seeming to sprout directly out of the pebbly soil. A land of contrasts, you will find plenty to explore and discover, whether you spend a few days or just a weekend - most areas are reached easily from Lyon or Marseille.

We have two micro-region Guides for the northern Rhône and three for the southern Rhône, each offering a range of exciting possibilities.

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Around Ampuis and Condrieu

The wines of Côte Rôtie, Condrieu and Saint Joseph

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Around Tain l'Hermitage

The wines of Hermitage, Crozes, Cornas and Saint Joseph

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Between Montélimar and Orange

The northern Côtes du Rhône Villages, Tricastin and Vivarais

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East and South of Orange

Gigondas, Vacqueyras and beyond

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North and West of Avignon

Châteauneuf du Pape, Lirac, Tavel and Costières de Nîmes

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