This map of French wines, in a metro style, clearly shows the main vineyards of France: Champagne, Rhone Valley wines, Burgundy wines, Bordeaux wines, Loire wines, South-West, Jura, Languedoc-Roussillon, Provence wines, Savoy and Corsica, Alsace…
Did you know that with the 200 native grape varieties, France offers about 2900 different wines? To speak more concretely, if we tasted a different French wine every day, it would take you 8 years to taste them all! As a wine lover (amateur? I never know how to say it), I wanted to create a French wine map with all the useful information about French wines. At home, when we are invited, we usually bring a bottle of wine. And very often, when one of my guests arrives with a bottle, I don’t know where the wine comes from. That’s why I created this map to help me find out where this French wine comes from, but also what grape varieties are used.
Map of French wines in metro style
I have gathered in this poster the best French grape varieties and vineyards. You will find, for each French red or white wine, the French grape varieties used for its production. In order to facilitate the reading, I created a layout in metro style. Thus you will find the vineyards and the wine regions in this French wine map: :
Generally speaking, the wines of Northern France are more famous for their white wines such as Chablis, Riesling and Burgundy wines. The Rhone Valley and Bordeaux wines are more famous for their red wines. Saint-Joseph, Gigondas, Hermitage, Beaujolais, Saint-Emilion, Château Margaux, Médoc… and you must try the white wine of Condrieu, my favorite! Sweet white wines from the South-West like Monbazillac and Sauternes are the best to drink with a slice of Foie Gras. Rosé wines from Provence are traditionally drunk in summer as an aperitif.
Map of French wines: Vineyards and grape varieties
How to describe the 200 grape varieties of France? There is no real secret, you have to taste them! You will find in this map of the French wine regions the grape varieties used for each region. For example, for Burgundy wines, the main grape varieties used to produce red wine are Pinot noir, Pinot gris and Gamay. On the other hand, for the white wines of Burgundy, the grape varieties used are Chardonnay, Aligoté and Melon. Speaking of grape varieties, did you know that with the 200 native grape varieties, France produces about 2900 different wines? That means that with a different French wine every day, you would need 8 years to taste them all!
Wine map of France: the main grape varieties by region
White wine grape varieties
First of all, here are the white wine grape varieties that you will find in our French wine list, here are the most famous ones, but we have put some others :
- Chenin blanc
- Grenache blanc
- Pinot blanc
The red wine grape varieties you will find in our map of French wines
Next, I have listed below the grape varieties of the red wines of France that we have included in our French Wine List (here are the most famous ones, but we have included others):
- Cabernet franc
- Pinot Meunier
- Pinot noir
Map of the wine regions of France
From the prestigious wines of Bordeaux to the sparkling Champagne, passing by the wines of the Rhone valley and the rosé wines of Provence, France is the reference in wine. For this reason, in our map of French wines, we have indicated the main appellations and the greatest wines of France, classified by region.
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