If there is one country on Earth that is considered the top spot for wine-growing, it has to be the Western European country of France. Many of the wine varietals that people around the world know and love, such as Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, have their origins in France.
Fortunately, it’s actually quite easy now to visit France’s wine regions to discover its vineyards and wineries. The only problem is that there are so many regions to choose from!
Here are my recommendations for three must-visit wine regions in France.
Sandwiched the Garonne River and the Atlantic Ocean in southwestern France is one of the world’s premier regions for red wine. The unforgettable chateaus of the Bordeaux region and beautiful towns such as Saint-Emilion make it a must-visit for wine lovers, and that’s without even mentioning the blissful wine tastings that you’ll surely experience.
Did you know that this world-famous sparkling wine is actually named after a French wine region? Champagne is located east of Paris in northeastern France and combines picturesque windmills with rolling hills and some of the world’s most famous and delicious sparkling wines.
In Eastern France, south of Paris, you’ll find the wine region of Burgundy, which produces full-bodied red and white wines that are a joy to drink. Here, you’ll find plenty of vineyards that grow well-known varietals such as Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. If you go in fall, you’ll find the grape leaves unforgettable as they acquire fiery red and orange hues.