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About the Rhone Rangers

Welcome to the Web site of the Rhone Rangers, America's leading non-profit, educational organization dedicated to promoting American Rhone varietal wines.

 

The Grapes

In France's Rhone Valley, there are 22 grape varieties including the better-known Syrah and Viognier, to the up and coming Mourvèdre, Grenache, and Roussanne, to the truly obscure (but delicious) Counoise, Bourboulenc and Picpoul. What's more, most of these grapes play well with others, and blends are often the most exciting of all. Learn more!

 

The Member Wineries

Want to find a Rhone Ranger near you? Discover which wineries make a Syrah from Mendocino County? Or discover wine tours in the Central Coast? Visit our searchable member database!

 

The Events

The Rhone Rangers holds tastings around the country, some open to the public, some focused for the trade, to spread the word. You can view a list of upcoming events.

 

The Knowledge

Even if you can't make it to one of our grand tastings, we have compiled lots of information here to help explain these unique and wonderful wines. You can read our event "starter kit" or read our most recent quarterly newsletter. You can view recipes designed to pair with these great varietals.  Or, you can read what the press is saying about our member wineries and wines.

 

Want specific information, or have an event you'd like a Rhone Ranger winery to attend? Let us know!

 

Become a member!

We offer 4 classes of membership, each with benefits tailored to the group.

 

* Wineries get access to tastings attended by thousands of consumers, a forum for sharing ideas with cutting-edge producers around the country, and the services of the organization for promoting your brand.

 

* Growers get access to hundreds of wineries focused on the varietals you grow, as well as tickets to the grand tastings so that you can mingle and sell your grapes

 

* Associates receive promotion and placement at our tastings and on our Web site, access to member wineries and to thousands of wine-friendly consumers interested in knowing what's next, and our endless gratitude!

 

* Consumer members receive discounts to public tastings, quarterly newsletters, invitations to special, members-only events at member wineries, and advance notice of Rhone Rangers events.