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The French Cellar sources the bulk of its finest French wines from a large negotiant in Bordeaux who specialises in supplying wines and spirits to all of Frances Liquor outlets, restaurants, and exports to many countries in the Northern hemisphere.

Their wines are selected by the most fastidious experts to ensure only the best of the best are traded by their company. The French Cellar then from their vast selection chooses the wines that will best match the expectations of the Australian taste while ensuring the French difference is delightfully evident in all instances. It is our intention to ensure we bring to Australia value for money products that you will enjoy and tell your friends about.

Wine Regions in France.

There are 12 French wine regions

  • Bordeaux
  • Burgundy
  • Champagne
  • Alsace
  • Loire
  • Provence
  • Jura
  • Savoie
  • Southwest France
  • Languedoc- Roussillon
  • Rhône
  • Corsica


Located in southwestern France in the provinces of Poitou and Aquitaine. This is the world’s largest fine wine region and the largest region of vineyards in France. When we think Bordeaux, we think fine wines. The vineyards began cultivation in the 1st century AD. The wine producers in the Bordeaux region are called Château. A château consists of a vineyard plus a building. The building can be a huge, magnificent manor house or a shack.

There are approximately 7 defined growing areas within the French wine region of Bordeaux:

  • Médoc: 4,000 single vineyard (château) wines. Planting started in the 18th century.
  • St. Emillion
  • Pessac-Leognan
  • Entre-Deux-Mers - Produces mostly white wine
  • Graves
  • Sauternes
  • Graves
  • Bourg
  • Blaye
  • Cerons
  • Barsac
  • Libournais District
  • Pomerol
  • Burgundy
  • This French wine region is located in central France. These wines became famous throughout Europe in the 14th century.
  • Principal wine regions
  • Côte de Nuits
  • Côte de Beaune: these 2 areas meet at the town of Beaune. Known as the “golden” Cote d’Or, this 30 mile strip of land produces Burgundy’s best wines.
  • Chablis
  • Côte Chalonnaise
  • Maçonnais
  • Beaujolais


This French wine region is located in NE France. This is a compact region mostly in the department of Marne. Champagne was invented by the monk Dom Pérignon in the 17th century. Only wines made in this region by the “Méthode Champenois” can be called Champagne.

Wine Areas

Aub district – 25% of the regions Champagne is produced here plus Rose des Riceys

Valee de la Marne district

Montagne de Reims district

Côte de Sezanne district

Côte des Blancs district


Alsace wine comes from the French wine region of Alsace located in NE France. It's a really beautiful area to explore and sample the wine. Mostly white wines are produced here: bone dry Rieslings to the sweet dessert French wine Vendanges Tardives.


Good rather than great wine. The majority of the wine is dry and sweet white wine but also reds, summer roses, sparking wine.

Growing areas

  • Pays Nantais
  • Anjou Saumur
  • Haut Poitou
  • Touranine
  • Central Vineyards
  • Provence & Languedoc-Roussillon
  • Located in the south of France on the Mediterranean Produces most of France’s table wine (vin de table quality) However new wine appellations are appearing using new technology to revive the heritage of better wines.
  • Growing areas
  • Collioure & Banyuls
  • Côtes de Roussillon
  • Côtes de Roussillon Villages
  • Fitou
  • Corbières
  • Minervois
  • Coteaux d’Aix en Provence
  • Côtes de Provence
  • Cassis
  • Bandol & Cotes de Provence
  • Coteaux Varois
  • Bellet


Located in the Rhône river valley which stretches from the Alps to the Mediterrean.

Growing areas:

Top quality: Châteauneuf-du-Pape (in the south near Avignon). The finest wine in the Rhone region. Cote Rôtie in the northern Rhône Hermitage vineyards are on beautiful steep slopes. Middle: Côte du Rhône Village. Beautiful villages to explore Cheaper: Côte du Rhône – provides most of the wine.


Small range in the mountains close to Switzerland. 6 growing areas with a similar climate to Burgundy.


Small range in the alps close to Switzerland.

The Southwest

The Southwest


9 growing areas