France Wineries
Bordeaux - Burgundy-Beaujolais - Chablis - Côte d'Or - Champagne
Loire Valley - Other Regions

 

Bordeaux

Chateau Brethous
François and Denise Verdier bought this pleasant property in 1964 and totally restructered the vineyard and the wine house. The castle is a nice XVIIth century Charterhouse with a very nice view down on the valley leading to the Garonne river and the hills of Quinsac.

Chateau Calon-Segur
Located in the Medoc region of Bordeaux, this site is undergoing renovations.

Chateau Cheval Blanc
Chateau Cheval-Blanc's origins are lost in the mists of time. The estate has long had the honour of belonging to the group of the eight greatest growths in Bordeaux, and owes its fame to its remarkable soil.

Chateau d'Crain
Three generations of Fougère have worked this family vineyard of 89 acres (36 hectares) that produces fine dry white "Entre-Deux-Mers", red "Bordeaux" and "Bordeaux Supérieur" wines.

Chateau Gazin
Chateau Gazin wines are a very typical product of the gravelly-clay soil of the Pomerol high terraces. Their taste is characterised by their silky tannins, their balance and concentration, enhanced by a delicate oaky note.

Jean Guillot
Born in a family of winegrowers, owners of the Domaine de BOUTEILLEY since 1617 Jean GUILLOT started the wine merchant business, which carries his name in 1953. They own Domaine de Bouteilley, Chateau Grand-jour, Chateau Maillard, Chateau Cap de Fer, and Chateau Peyrarey.

Chateau Haut-Brion (Domaine Clarence Dillon)
Both French and English sites; Chateau Haut-Brion is one of the few remaining family-owned domains of the Bordeaux region with a history going back to the 16th century.

Chateau Lilian Ladouys
With its elegant Directory Charterhouse, the Lilian-Ladouys Chateau expresses a generous idea of Médoc's durability, a close union between the crop the wine itself.

Chateau Latour
The discovery and analysis of ancient archives at Chateau Latour, in the early 60's, allowed historians to accurately reconstruct the Estate's past from 1331 on.

Chateau Pichon Longueville
The archives record the creation of a property by Pierre de Mazure de Rauzan, a great name in the history of Bordeaux wine. The vineyard was to take his name sometime later when Thérèse, the founder's daughter received it as dowry when she married Jacques de Pichon Longueville, the first President of the Parlement de Bordeaux.

Chateau Margaux
Chateaux Margaux, classified among the premier crus, has the unique privilege in Bordeaux of bearing the name of its appellation d'origine. It is the brilliant embodiment of that appellation's sumptuous elegance and subtlety.

Chateau Plaisance
The Chateau Plaisance is made up of the Saint Emilion Grand Cru and Bordeaux Superrieur. The site offers history and details in 8 different languages. The Cuvée Prestige is especially well known for its quality after aging.

Chateau Pontet-Canet
The Chateau Pontet-Canet was set in the Grand Cru class in 1855. Started in the end of the 18th century, with several parcels of land to the north-west of Pauillac.

Medoc Wine Page
Medoc is a region of Bordeaux. This wine page has news, details, histories and tourism information on the Medoc region. Médoc has eight appellations - two regional appellations, Médoc and Haut-Médoc, and six communal appellations: Saint-Estèphe, Pauillac, Saint-Julien, Moulis en Médoc, Listrac-Médoc and Margaux.

Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte
As early as 1365 the noble house of Bosq chose this land to plant with vines. In the eighteenth century the estate was bought by George Smith, a Scot who added his name to the property. In 1856 Mr Duffour-Dubergier, mayor of Bordeaux and accomplished vine-grower, purchased Smith Haut-Lafitte and transformed it into a grand cru.

Chateau d'Yquem
THE wine in Sauternes. The history of Yquem (like its wine) keeps a mystery even today. If the vineyard has been existing for a long time, the present castle is rather quite recent.

 

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Burgundy - Beaujolais

George DuBoeuf
Well known for his Beaujolais Nouveau, his Hamlet of Wine, and for being a fine creator of great French wines!

Drouhin
Drouhin combines more than 80 appellations, from Chablis, Côte d'Or and the Beaujolais area. They exclusively sell under one name, Joseph Drouhin.

Louis Jadot
A very popular wine both in France and abroad, Louis Jadot is known for their 150 wines in all styles.

 

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Chablis

Chablis Les Blanchots
Owned by Domaine Laroche. This Grand Cru is a delicate wine that is round, complex and elegant. There are some toasty vanilla notes, slightly smoky, leading into a heart of tropical fruit.

Chablis Les Clos
Les Clos is one of the seven Grand Crus on the large hill directly overlooking the town of Chablis. It is here that the vine was first planted : its name probably refers to the stone walls that surrounded the vineyard centuries ago.

Chablis Vaudésir
The wine Vaudésir is one of the seven Grand Crus of Chablis and one of its largest, occupying a central position on the large hill overlooking the town of Chablis. A small vale, carved in the middle, gave its name to the vineyard : Val du Désir.

Domaine Jean-Marc Brocard
Chablis Grands Crus : Les Clos, Bougros; Chablis Premiers Crus : Beauregard, Montmains, Vaucoupin, Montée de Tonnerre, Fourchaume.

Domaine Collet
Located near the city of Auxerre ( the capital of the Yonne department ), the vineyards of Chablis are some of the oldest vineyards in France.

Jean Durup
With 17 hectares, the Durup estate is the major owner in the appellation area of Chablis Premier Cru Fourchaume.

Domaine Laroche
Michel Laroche is the fifth generation of his family to continue a tradition lasting over eleven centuries - one of allowing the wine to express its unique origin: The True Chablis.

Chablis Secher
Chablis Premier Cru Sécher is on the same slope as Vaillons. Not as well known as its neighbour, Sécher does not have the same kind of flinty aromas. On the other hand, on the palate, it has a steely nerve all of its own.

Chablis Vaillons
Chablis Vaillons is a Premier Cru vineyard located on a hill parallel to Montmains. Aromas are typical of the Kimmeridgian soil : lemon scent with notes of fern and coriander. It has a pronounced flintiness on the nose, and a particular, generous fleshiness which is in total contrast with Montmains. It can develop nicely in the bottle for several years.

 

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Côte d'Or

Antonin Rodet
Started in 1875, Antonin Rodet is a unique collection of Domaines, located in the finest parcels in the Côte de Nuits, the Côte de Beaune and the Côte Chalonnaise. They are Domaine Rodet, Chateau de Chamirey, Chateau de Rully, and Domaine J. Prieur.

Domaine de Chassorney
Domaine de Chassorney is located in saint-Romain, a famous and picturesque village in the Côte d'Or. They are known for Saint-Romaine Route and Blanc, and Auxey-Duresses Rouge and Blanc.

Guyot
At the time when Pouilly Fuissé and Hermitage were considered ordinary wines, Grégoire Guyot founded his own Maison de vins in 1924. Wines are now created all through the Rhone Valley.

 

Champagne

Boizel
The Boizel House purchases grapes from some 70 different crus. This diversity enables blending from a very wide selection and provides the complexity which confers the character on Boizel wines which is so sought after by champagne lovers.

Boulard
Site all in French. Creating great Champagnes since 1792 - over five generations of winemakers.

Champagne Leclerc Briant
The village of Cumières enjoys a micro climate which favours the early ripening of the grapes. As a matter of fact, the grape picking in Champagne starts every year in Cumières for the black skinned grapes of Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier.

Champagne de Castellane
De Castellane choose grapes which come from the best vineyards of the Montagne de Reims, the Marne Valley, Côte des Blancs and the Aube district.

J.M. Rigot Champagne
Site in French only, J.M. Rigot has been around for five centuries.

Jacquart
Jacquart has 1,000 hectares of vineyards lain in the most prestigious soils of the Champagne District: Grande montagne de Reims, Vallée de la Marne, and Côte des Blancs.

Lanson
Founded in 1760, Lanson is on of the oldest Champagne Houses. At this period in time, the Maltese cross became the emblem of the House in homage to its founder, Knight in that order.

Moet and Chandon
The wine merchant Claude Moët founded the House of Moët in pernay in 1743. Today, 1 in every 4 bottles exported from the Champagne region comes from Moët and Chandon, which is the leading brand in most world markets.

Piper-Heidsieck Champagne
Site is in French only. Piper-Heidsieck was founded in 1785 and is well known for its Bruts.

Taittinger
In 1734, Jacques Fourneaux founded the company that was to become Taittinger. Taittinger is one of the last of the great concerns to bear the name of the family that in fact manages it.

Veuve Clicquot
Famous for its orange label and delicious flavor, Veuve Clicquot is named after the widow (veuve means widow) who in 1805 took control of this Champagne house.

 

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Loire Valley

Chateau Moncontour
Producers of a still demi-sec Vouvray, a still Vouvray molleaux, a Still-sec Vouvray, a Sparkling Vouvray, a Touraine-Tete de Cuvee, and more. The gorgeous estate is great for touring.

Clos Baudoin Vineyard
Known for because of its ownership by Prince Poniatowski, these fine Vouvrays are well received. They make Clos Baudoin, Clos de l'Avenir, Clos des Patys, and Aigle Blanc. Some years can also be suitable for producing Sparkling Wines, by ways of the "méthode champenoise"

Clos de Chaillemont
Site in French.

Deomaine de la Fontainerie
Site in French.

Domaine Georges Brunet
Award winning Vouvray wines, site completely in French.

Vignoble Brisebarre
Vouvray wines, site in French. Their wines are a Tranquilles Sec et Demi-sec, Tranquilles Moëlleux Réserve pour certains millésimes, and Méthode Traditionnelle Brut et Demi-sec.

 

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Other Regions

Cataroise of Beziers
An all-French site

Chateau Lagrange
Grand Cru Classe in 1855. The property is situated entirely in the "appellation d'origine" Saint Julien and is made up of one contigous piece of land covering 157 hectares, of which 113 are under vine.

Domaine du Mouton
Wines from the country of Aude, 11100 narbonne France. They make a fine Chardonnay.

Hugel and Fils
A good range of wines from the Alsace region. Despite its modest size, the Hugel company enjoys a worldwide reputation. Present in practically every great restaurant in France, almost 80% of "Hugel" wines are exported, to more than 100 countries.

Labastide de Levis Winery
Sparkling and local wines from Marssac, they produce 90.000 Hectoliters, 5 Million bottles, including both Appelation Gaillac and local wine.

Vignoble La Bauge
Fine wines and boar hunts ... they have about 15,000 plants and have been in operation for 12 years. They produce around 12,000 bottles of five different kind of wine.

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