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Posted: 2019-10-01 09:27:15

Vacqueyras is one of the most reputable appellations or AOCs in the Rhone valley of South Eastern France along with Gigondas, Beaumes-de-Venise and Chateauneuf-du-Pape.

Key Wine Information & French Pronunciation of Vacqueyras – Video

About Vacqueyras Village & Wines

The village of Vacqueyras is located right at the foot of the Dentelles de Montmirail, one of the most remarkable mountain features of the Rhone valley with its jagged shape peaks formed by Jurassic limestone.


Vacqueyras makes wine of all colors, red, white and rosé but its reputation of excellence comes mainly from the quality of its reds.

The AOC regulations are similar to those of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, with wines made from blending different grapes, with grenache making at least 50 percent of any final blend, while Syrah and Mourvèdre must together account for at least 20 percent. Other grapes such as Cinsault or Carignan are permitted.

The white wines of Vacqueyras are made from variable blends of Grenache Blanc, Bourboulenc, Clairette, Marsanne, Roussanne, or Viognier.

How to Pronounce Vacqueyras – Silent S or Not!

The typical French pronunciation: Vacqueyras.

Note that the S of Vacqueyras is not silent in this case. You may hear some people say Vacqueyra without pronouncing the S, but the local French accent in this part of Southern France implies pronouncing the final S in this case. So Vacqueyras.

Vacqueyras Best Most Popular Wines & Wineries

Some of the most popular and famous Vacqueyras wines, mostly red with a few whites includes:

Rayas Château des Tours Vacqueyras
Famille Perrin Vacqueyras Les Christins
Paul Jaboulet Ainé Vacqueyras Les Cypres (Red)
Alain Jaume & Fils Domaine Grand Veneur Vacqueyras Grande Garrigue
Montirius Vacqueyras Le Clos
Domaine de Montvac Vacqueyras Arabesque
Domaine Le Sang des Cailloux Vacqueyras Cuvée de Lopy
Domaine La Garrigue Vacqueyras
Tardieu-Laurent Vacqueyras Vieilles Vignes
Vignerons de Caractère Dom. Curniere Vacqueyras
Domaine de la Charbonniere Vacqueyras
Dom. Le Colombier Vacqueyras Vieilles Vignes
Montirius Vacqueyras Blanc Mineral (white)
Clos du Joncuas Vacqueyras La Font de Papier
Domaine le Couroulu Vacqueyras Classique (classic)
Maison Arnoux & Fils Vacqueyras ‘1717’
Maison Arnoux et Fils Vacqueyras Vieux Clocher
Montirius Vacqueyras Garrigues
Domaine du Grand Montmirail Vacqueyras
Domaine Le Sang des Cailloux Vacqueyras Cuvée Azalais
Clos des Cazaux Vacqueyras Cuvée des Templiers
Le Sang des Cailloux Vacqueyras
Domaine Roucas Toumba Vacqueyras Les Restanques de Cabassole
Domaine la Bouissiere Vacqueyras
Domaine La Bastide Saint Vincent Vacqueyras Pavane

Related Rhone Wine Article about Chateauneuf du Pape

Learn more about Vacqueyras terroir and vinos on rhone-wines.com

I hope this was useful. I will see you soon indeed in the wonderful world of vino.

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