FRANCE WINE REGIONS

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France is one of the largest producers of wine in the world.  It has so much to offer, sophisticated food and fine wine, unique culture, history and architecture, famous wine estates with mythical châteaux, medieval cities and michelin starred restaurants.

Come and visit the major wine growing regions in France such as Champagne, Bordeaux, the Loire Valley and Burgundy.

Meet top winemakers while we walk amongst the vineyards or explore deep into the atmospheric wine caves and cellars.

Enjoy gourmet cuisine and wine pairing dinners in luxurious Bordeaux châteaux.  Explore the natural beauty and magnificent Châteaux as you meander along the Loire river, the longest river in France.

                          

 Main grape varieties by Region:

 

Champagne

Red - Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier

White -  Chardonnay

Loire Valley    

Western Loire

Nantes -Muscadet

White Melon de Bourgogne, Folle Blanche (The Gros Plant)

Coteaux d’Ancenis

Red- Gamay Noir, Cabernet Franc

White-Chenin Blanc, Pinot Gris

Central Loire

Anjou

White - Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc

Red – Gamay, Cabernet Franc

Saumur

White-Chenin Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon

Red-Cabernet Franc, Gamay

Touraine

White Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc 

Red -Gamay, Cabernet Franc, Côt (known as Malbec)

Upper Loire

Pouilly-Fumé

White -Sauvignon Blanc

Pouilly-Sur-Loire

White.-Chasselas

Sancerre

White- Sauvignon Blanc

Red -Pinot Noir

Alsace

white -Sylvaner, Muscat, Riesling, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Gewürztraminer

Red-Pinot Noir

Bordeaux

White -Sémillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Muscadelle 

Red -Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc

Burgundy

Red-Pinot Noir, Gamay

White- Chardonnay, Aligoté

Beaujolais

Red -Gamay

 

 

Bergerac/Cahor

Red-Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec

White- Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon blanc, Sémillon, Muscadelle

Jura

White- Savagnin, Chardonnay

Red- Poulsard, Trousseau

Savoie

White- Jacquère, Roussette, Molette, Chasselas

Red – Mondeuse, Pinot Noir, Gamay

Rhone Valley

Northern Rhone

White- Viognier

Red- Syrah

Southern Rhone

Red- Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre

White- Clairette, GrenacheBlanc, Marsanne, Roussanne

Languedoc-Roussillon

Roussillon

Red- Carignan, Syrah, Grenache

White- Maccabéu, Malvoisie

Languedoc – Red-Grenache, Mourvèdre, Syrah, Carignan,

White-  Picpoul, Grenache blanc, Viognier

Provence 

White  Rolle, Ugni Blanc Bourboulenc, Clairette, Marsanne, Roussanne, Grenache Blanc

Red  Grenache Noir, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Carignan, Cinsault

Contact

VIP Wine Tours and Events Ltd
Registered office address
Summit House
170 Finchley Road
London
NW3 6BP
Company No 10437913

Phone +44 (0)20 8144 0756
Mobile +44 (0)7976 227022
Email  info@vipwinetours.co.uk
Website 
www.vipwinetours.co.uk

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