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).

Strategically, your organization is shifting away from large consumer events and back to the fundamentals of education and awareness for the American Rhone Category. As a result, your 2018 membership dues have been decreased to $350 ($300 if you pay by Dec. 15).

Here’s how Rhone Rangers members will benefit:

  • Membership in your local chapter, access to chapter events in other regions
  • Public relations opportunities
  • A new digital media presence with enhanced winery listings with the launch of the new website
  • Promotional opportunities for members to connect with consumers/ buyers
  • Support the active chapters who have found success in regional focused events
  • New is a partnership with WiVi, the largest industry gathering on the Central Coast presented by Wine Business Monthly (WBM) scheduled Wednesday, March 21, 2018. 

Rhone Rangers is the non-profit partner. Watch for opportunities, including a Rhone seminar and our annual meeting. Moving ahead, the Rhone Rangers will seek partnerships where member wineries can participate in thematic tastings, seminar opportunities and unique promotions focused on the American Rhone category.

If interested in joining The Rhone Rangers in their mission, please complete the following application and submit with your credit card payment or print it and return along with your check in the amount of $350, payable to The Rhone Rangers. Please renew your membership by December 15 and pay only $300, a $50 savings.