Wine & French Chateaux

French Wine Chateaux in France

In the C20th and C21st centuries chateaux has become synonymous with the great vineyards of France such as Château Mouton Rothschild, Château Margaux, and a small selection of less well-known French Chateaux:

Chateau Ausone, St. Emilion
Chateau Batailley, Pauillac
Chateau Beau Site, St. Estephe
Chateau Beauregard, Pomerol
Chateau Beausejour-Becot, St. Emilion
Chateau Beychevelle, St. Julien
Chateau Bon Pasteur, Pomerol
Chateau Cadet-Piola, St. Emilion

The above examples are just from red Bordeaux area. Chateau can be found all around France and many are associated with the French vineyards.

Chateau Vineyard
Cahors Chateau and vineyard

The vineyards of France:

  • Alsace
  • Beaujolais
  • Bergerac
  • Bordeaux includes Medoc, Graves, Saint Emilion and Sauternes
  • Bourgogne or Burgundy including Chablis, Cote d'Or (which contains Cote de Nuits and Cote de Beaune) and Maconnais
  • Champagne
  • Jura
  • Loire Valley, including Muscadet, Vouvray and Sancerre
  • Rhone Valley including Cotes du Rhone, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, and Crozes-Hermitage AOC
  • Languedoc-Roussillon region including Minervois, Corbières, Faugères and Cabardes. 
  • Provence (PACA)

The use of chateau in association with wine improves the credibility of the vineyard. This is a practise that has been taken up worldwide where other chateau brands have been developed!

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