The village of Condrieu lies on a wide curve of the River Rhône and it is this special position which helps to produce some of the most highly prized white wines from the Viognier grape, a rich intensely fruity. aromatic, yet often dry and “unctuous”. This is the only white wine of the northern Rhône – and many say that it reaches near-perfection in the vineyards of Chateau Grillet in nearby Verin. (Chateau Grillet is the smallest AOC in the Rhône Valley(3.5 hectares).
The vineyards here are quite small compared to the extensive vineyards of the southern Rhône, limited by the steep valley sides of the River and its ravines. Situated south of the city of Vienne (38 Isère, Rhône-Alpes) the appellation Cõte Rotie which is said to produce the best red Syrah wines, whilst the other appellations of the northern Rhône are further to the south around Tournon (07 Ardéche, Rhône-Alpes)
See the official Rhone Wines Website
A variety of accommodation is available here, including the Hôtellerie Beau Rivage in Condrieu which is wonderfully positioned on the river’s edge and has a Michelin-starred restaurant!
Other accommodation in and around Condrieu including hotels, B&Bs and self-catering.