The Rhone Rangers is a non-profit, 501 (c) (6), educational, organization dedicated to advancing the the knowledge and understanding of traditional Rhone grape varieties grown in America and the wines produced from those grapes.

For a wine to qualify as a “Rhone Ranger” wine or Rhone Blend, it should contain at least 75% of the twenty-one traditional Rhone grape varieties as approved in the Cotes-du-Rhone. As of April 2002, Petite Sirah (Durif) also qualifies as an approved Rhone Ranger varietal. This designation reflects an understanding within the organization, and does not appear on the label; label content must be in compliance with the rules of the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB).

Here’s how Rhone Rangers members will benefit:

  • The opportunity for membership in your local chapter, with access to attend chapter events in other regions.
  • Public relations and media opportunities for American Rhone wines, wineries and winemakers.
  • A digital media presence with enhanced winery listings on our website,
  • Promotional opportunities for members to connect with consumers/ buyers
  • Exposure to regional and national audiences through participation in the Rhone Rangers Road Shows and partnership events.
  • The source for information on American Rhone wines on its website and social media platforms.  

If interested in joining The Rhone Rangers in their mission, please contact   

Note:  Please contact for details regarding joining mid-year (June - December) membership.