Vallée du Rhône
Discover the Rhône Valley appellations
The vineyard of the Rhône Valley is located on both banks of the Rhône river and stretches from the city of Vienne to the city of Avignon. With its huge production capacity (1.53 million of hectoliters, for 30,000 hectares of land), the region is the country's second most important wine producer. Here, viticulture began around the 5th century BC, when the Greeks planted the very first grapevines.
Its soil is a varied blend of pebbles, sand, clay, gravel... This is perfect for many appellations, such as the Côte-Rôtie, Gigondas, Saint-Joseph, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, or the Côte-du-Rhône. This last one, created in 1937, represents 44,000 hectares of vines, shared between six French departments: the Gard, the Loire, the Rhône, the Vaucluse, the Ardèche and the Drôme.
Take a look at the Pleasure Wine selection of fine wines from the Rhône Valley.Read more