Wine is a great national treasure of France, rooted in the country’s history and an integral part of its culture. There are an incredible half a million vineyards in France, covering 2.5 million acres, producing the equivalent of 10 billion 70cl bottles each year!

The abolition of duty free had a big impact on cross channel day trips, but wine purchased in France is still great value.

We offer advice on the main wine regions, with general information about the region and its best wines, our preferences and recommendations on visits to vineyards, wine museums etc..

We are not wine connoisseurs – we just love wine! For expert advice you should look elsewhere. But for helpful and practical advice follow the links on the map for information on each region….


Our favourite food and wine in France: